Three bodies were found on a farm in eastern Kansas. The Associated Press reported that authorities are investigating the deaths of the victims after friends of the residents called the police because of a foul smell coming from the home.
The bodies of two men and one woman were found on a farm located about 60 miles from Kansas City said Sheriff Jeff Richards at a news conference.
Kortni McGill told The Associated Press that she saw a dead body along with Corey Schlotzhauer, and Shona Osladil. They said that the body was covered in a tarp and had a cinderblock weighing it down.
"I reached down and saw teeth through the square in the cinder block. I said, 'Corey, there's a body here,'" McGill said to the AP.
The women went to the home to look for a friend that they hadn't heard from since April 25, when the smelled the odor they called the police.
A surrounding county's investigators are waiting to find out if one of the bodies was from a mother who has been missing with her 18-month-old baby since last week.
"We have three homicides on a very large scene," Richards said to the AP.
McGill said that officers came to the home about 15 minutes after they called and said they didn't find anything and that it was probably trash. McGill, Osladil and Schlotzhauer went back to the home on Monday to feed the resident's dog and investigate the smell one more time when they looked around the garage nd found the tarp with the body. They then called the police again.
McGill added that she found a barrel with baby clothes in it as well as a baby bottle and a girl's sleeping bag.
Kaylie Bailey, 21, and her daughter, Lana Bailey, have not been seen since Wednesday.
"We are waiting for confirmation that it may or may not be Kaylie, and once we know, it will determine what direction we go from there," Olathe Police Sgt Caldwell said to the AP.
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