Over 70 children are missing from Kansas’ foster care system. This shocking number was revealed by two companies running the state’s foster care system at a child welfare task force meeting on Tuesday.
Phyllis Gilmore, secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, was allegedly unaware of at least some of the missing children. According to the Kansas City Star, several lawmakers were furious that Gilmore seemed unaware that three sisters, ages 15, 14 and 12, have been missing since August. Emily, Aimee and Christin Utter (pictured above) have been missing for 47 days. Lt. Jarrod Gill with the Tonganoxie Police Department told the Kansas City Star that the three sisters likely ran away after experiencing problems in their home. He thinks they are probably together, and receiving assistance from at least one other person.
“I am flabbergasted,” Sen. Laura Kelly said. “I used to work in this world
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The FBI is assisting the Kansas City Police Department in its investigation of four killings on or near walking trails. The murders have taken place over a nine-month span, according to the Kansas City Star.
Kansas City police have stated that the murders shared “obvious similarities.” All the victims were white males between the ages of 54 and 67. Three of the four were walking dogs and all four were found in close proximity of each other.
“We’ve asked the FBI to come and look at it to see if they see something that we don’t. To get some different on eyes on it,” Officer Darin Snapp, a Kansas City police spokesman, wrote in an email. “There is still zero evidence linking any of them together.”
Jeff Lanza, a retired special agent with the Kansas City division of the FBI, said the bureau often is called on to assist city
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