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Timeline follows Flack’s path to arrest [with photo slideshow]

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer | 5/10/2013

Kyle Trevor Flack, 27, was charged Friday in connection with a quadruple homicide at 3197 Georgia Road, west of Ottawa. The following is a timeline of the events leading up to the charges being filed about 4 p.m. Friday in Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa.

• Between April 20 and April 28: Steven White is murdered.

Kyle Trevor Flack, 27, was charged Friday in connection with a quadruple homicide at 3197 Georgia Road, west of Ottawa. The following is a timeline of the events leading up to the charges being filed about 4 p.m. Friday in Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa.

• Between April 20 and April 28: Steven White is murdered.

• Between April 28 and May 6: Kaylie Bailey and Andrew Stout are murdered. Kaylie Bailey and her 18-month-old daughter, Lana Bailey, are reported missing May 3.

• Monday, May 6: Friends of Andrew Stout go to his residence at 3197 Georgia Road and call 911 at 12:16 p.m. after they discover a woman’s body hidden under a tarp in the detached garage.

• Monday, May 6: Staff from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Ottawa Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol begin the initial investigation. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit responds to the Georgia Road property to assist in processing the crime scene.

• Monday, May 6: During the search of the modular home on the 4.7-acre Georgia Road property, investigators find an adult male body.

• Tuesday, May 7: The Major Case Squad, known as the M-Squad, is activated to assist the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The squad includes more than 40 detectives from numerous area law enforcement agencies.

• Tuesday, May 7: Investigators discover a second adult male body inside the residence about 8 a.m.

• Tuesday, May 7: About 6 p.m., Frontier Forensics lab begins conducting autopsies of the deceased to identify them and to try and determine a cause or time of death.

• Tuesday, May 7: Authorities identify Kyle Trevor Flack, who lived at the modular home with Stout and White, and Cyle Bailey, former brother-in-law of Kaylie Bailey, as persons of interest in the case. Authorities later speak with Bailey and eliminate him as a person of interest.

• Tuesday, May 7: The 2007 black Toyota Corolla, in which Bailey and her daughter were last seen, in is found unoccupied 8:30 p.m. in Emporia.

• Wednesday, May 8: Flack is located outside Franklin County. He is held on outstanding warrants from another jurisdiction, and detectives begin to interview him.

• Wednesday, May 8: The victims’ bodies are identified as Kaylie Bailey, 21, Andrew Stout, 30, and Steven White, 31. Lana Bailey remains missing.

• Wednesday, May 8: The sheriff’s office requests an Amber Alert be put out for Lana Bailey, but the Kansas Bureau of Investigation denies the request, citing the fact the toddler’s disappearance and photo had been widely publicized since the investigation began Monday.

• Thursday, May 9: Flack is arrested 5 a.m. Thursday and booked into Franklin County Jail on suspicion of first degree murder.

• Thursday, May 9: Sheriff Jeff Richards tells reporters at a press conference in front of his office 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, that information developed overnight indicates Lana is presumed dead and to be a victim of homicide. The investigation is upgraded from a triple homicide to a quadruple homicide.

• Thursday, May 9: The M-Squad continues to follow up on hundreds of tips and leads in the case.

• Thursday, May 9: Search teams involving more than 150 law enforcement officers — some mounted on horseback while others walk shoulder-to-shoulder — continue to search the 3197 Georgia Road property and surrounding countryside for Lana.

• Thursday, May 9: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children assists with the search for Lana.

• Thursday, May 9: The Federal Bureau of Investigation offers its assistance with the investigation.

• Thursday, May 9: Search of Georgia Road property and surrounding countryside is suspended at dusk.

• Friday, May 10: The search for Lana resumes Friday morning and is extended to Emporia, where the car associated with Kaylie Bailey and Lana was recovered. “We have dive teams in ponds, rivers and streams,” Richards said. “We’re searching anywhere that we can.”

• Friday, May 10: Stephen Hunting, Franklin County attorney, files eight charges against Flack that include two counts of capital murder, four counts of murder in the first degree, one count of rape and one count of criminal possession of a firearm.

• Friday, May 10: Flack makes his first court appearance 4 p.m. Friday before District Judge Eric Godderz in Franklin County District Court. Godderz assigns Topeka attorney Ronald Evans to represent Flack and sets his bond at $10 million.

• Monday, May 13: Flack’s next court appearance is scheduled 1:30 p.m. Monday before Judge Godderz in Franklin County District Court.

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