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Police believe they have suspect, hope to solve 1989 killing

Associated Press - May 30, 2016 3:45 pm

The mother of a 4-year-old girl killed in Kansas City, Kansas, questions the months it took authorities to rule the child's death a homicide.

Kansas City, Kansas, investigators say they believe they have identified a potential suspect in the 26-year-old unsolved murder of a 19-year-old woman and an unresolved slaying five years later.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1THpTxK) reports that detectives perhaps have a link between the 1989 killing of Sarah Jo DeLeon, the unsolved 1994 slaying of Diana Marie Ault in Independence, Missouri, and an abduction in 1987.

Investigators aren’t saying why they believe the deaths of DeLeon and Ault are connected.

Detective Scott Howard says the investigation has revealed that the suspect and an accomplice have been involved in other incidents involving the harassment and intimidation of romantic rivals.

Another detective, Mike Warczakoski, says he hopes to present the case in coming weeks to Wyandotte County prosecutors.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com.

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