The father of the missing Olivia Jansen, 3, was arrested on charges of assaulting a child and killing the first degree after finding the remains of a young child.
Howard Jansen III, 29, was held in Wandot County Prison hours after Olivia’s body was found, according to online records.
Janssen reported that Olivia was missing and told the police that she was missing when he woke up at about 5:30 am and claimed that he had reached her before he slept around 11 pm.
Kansas City Police Department spokesman Tom Thomasch told Fox 4 that they heard “several stories throughout the day” and “none of them made sense.”
An amber alert was issued to Olivia, but it was canceled after the remains of which it believed to be her were found near the highway.
“This is not the result we wanted,” the Kansas City Police Department said in a statement. “Indeed, it is the worst result.”
Janssen’s friend, Jacqueline Kirkpatrick, 33, was arrested and charged with child abuse and first-degree murder, the same charges as Jansen.