Police Make Disturbing Discovery in Missing Persons Case

People searching for a missing Missouri woman found a man’s body for the second straight week.

Relatives of Jessica Runions found the man’s body while sifting through fields and brush along a Kansas City roadway Saturday. Police said the discovery was being investigated as a suspicious death, but no further details have been released. Police hope to identify the body soon.

The Kansas City Star reported that Runions’ relatives have been searching for the 21-year-old nearly every week since she disappeared in early September.

Last week, they found a man’s decomposing body in a creek bed. He was later identified as a 21-year-old Brandon Herring also from Raytown, just southeast of Kansas City, who was reported missing in November. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

“Two bodies two weeks in a row?” said her father, John Runions. “It’s unbelievable. … We’re not going to stop looking until we find her. And if we find other people along the way, that’s good. Families deserve closure.”

Jessica Runions was last seen leaving a gathering of friends in south Kansas City with 28-year-old Kylr Yust. Her burned-out 2012 Chevrolet Equinox turned up two days later in a wooded area.

Yust was charged with torching the SUV. A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

He was also a person of interest after his ex, 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky, vanished in 2007, but has not been charged in either disappearance, police said.

Source: Fox News

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