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Kansas Farm Slaying Update: Suspect arrested in killing of 3, missing baby presumed dead, police say

Lana-Leigh Bailey KCTV

(CBS/AP) OTTAWA, KS - Kansas police say they have arrested a suspect in the slayings of three people found dead Wednesday on a Kansas farm. An 18-month-old baby, whose parents are among those killed, is also presumed dead, police said.

Kaylie Bailey, 21, her boyfriend, Andrew Stout, 30, and Stout's roommate, Steven Eugene White, 31, were found dead on the eastern Kansas farm Wednesday where Stout and White lived.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a release Wednesday that a suspect was in custody, but did not identify the person, reports CBS affiliate KCTV. Officials have not released details about how the three died. 

Friends of Stout's, who had gone to check on his pets because they had not heard from Stout in several days, found Bailey's body in the garage under a tarp and called the police.

Authorities launched a search with the help of several neighboring law enforcement agencies and found the bodies of Stout and White on the farm. Cadaver dogs were also brought in Tuesday to search the vast rural property about 50 miles southwest of Kansas City, but no other bodies were found.

There was no sign of 18-month-old Lana-Leigh Bailey, the daughter of Stout and Bailey. Officials said Thursday the child was presumed dead.

Other relatives of the missing baby are asking for her safe return, reports the station.

Shawna Pettijohn, Bailey's sister, said she last talked to Kaylie Tuesday night. She said Bailey was taking Lana to Stout's residence for him to watch her while Bailey worked an overnight shift at an Ottawa business.

Bailey lived with her daughter and her parents at a home in the same Kansas town.

The station reports the family's number one concern is to find Lana-Leigh. 

"We know the police are doing everything in their power to find Lana. We are just hoping to hear good news about Lana at any time,"  Pettijohn said.

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