Identified! MO - Kara Kopetsky, 17 - 2007; Jessica Runions, 21 - 2016; found deceased - *ARREST*

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  1. Scout87

    Scout87 Justice for Jessica and Kara

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    It may be selfish of me, but I would LOVE to see the look on Kylr's face right now. He never thought the girls would be found. He thought he was so clever, above it all.
     


  2. amosp

    amosp New Member

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    Months. I realize it's been 10 years for Kara's family but the idea of them having to wait for months is excruciating.


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  4. Scout87

    Scout87 Justice for Jessica and Kara

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    We can only hope that it doesn't take months. That just seems so cruel to bring the family this far and then have to make them wait longer. I think it's obvious it's Kara, but we need word from the medical examiner to make it official.
     
  5. liltexans

    liltexans Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't know if the mods can update the title to "Found Deceased" for Jessica only or if we need to wait for the other body to be identified, which sounds like it could take a while.
     
  6. kittymittons

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    I hope Kara's poor family doesn't have to wait much longer, how excruciating. A lot of tweets are saying the identification could take up to a year, not sure where that timeline is coming from. Unimaginable.
     
  7. liltexans

    liltexans Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    PECULIAR, Mo. -- Weather derailed the on-scene investigation of remains found in rural Cass County this week. However, on Wednesday evening, the Jackson County Medical Examiner identified one of the two sets of remains as Jessica Runions.

    The investigation on the ground was canceled for Wednesday, and expected to resume at 8 a.m., on Thursday, where more than 100 investigators will scour the area.

    Police think the other set of remains may be those of Kara Kopetsky, who disappeared in May 2007.

    http://fox4kc.com/2017/04/05/rainy-...were-found-one-identified-as-jessica-runions/
     
  8. cvaldez1975

    cvaldez1975 Well-Known Member

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    Rhymes w Tyler


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  9. liltexans

    liltexans Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Terry Magelssen, who lives across the street from where the remains were found near State Route Y and East 233rd Street, says the discovery has been unnerving.

    "I originally saw yellow tape going up and I thought the rock quarry was getting ready to clear trees and maybe start blasting, said Magelssen," and then I saw the sheriff's car and then I knew that something was up.

    The tape was not caution tape, but crime scene tape, surrounding the isolated plot of land which Magelssen says is undeveloped woods owned by a nearby rock quarry.

    "Nobody lives over there, there's really no need for anybody to be there, there's no trespassing signs posted," said the Cass County resident.

    Monday, someone was trespassing on the quarry property. Looking for Morel mushrooms, the hunter stumbled upon human remans.

    Sources tell FOX 4 that the area around the rock quarry has always been a place of interest for Kopetsky's family, because witnesses say Yust was seen in the area on the day Kopetsky disappeared. That was 10 years ago, around the same time that Magelssen moved in.

    "The word I use is creepy, it's unsettling, it is unfortunate, disturbing, sad," said Magelssen, "I mean I have gone through a lot of emotions just trying to put this all together while I watch these professionals work out here."

    Police are not saying how long it will take for the remains to be identified. Kopetsky's mother Rhonda Beckford says she is, "not very patiently waiting," for the identification of the remains.

    http://fox4kc.com/2017/04/05/rainy-...were-found-one-identified-as-jessica-runions/
     
  10. cvaldez1975

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  11. cvaldez1975

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    Oh no. I knew it but still very sad


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  12. liltexans

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    It's horrible. I wonder if all the teeth are missing. I can't imagine why it would take up to a year to make an identification.
     
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    That's the only thing I can think of as well. However, I would think they could make the identification through DNA in way less time than an entire year. JMO
     
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    I'd imagine their dentist would still have those records, especially since it's been a missing persons case. I doubt they'd be thrown out.
     
  16. Scout87

    Scout87 Justice for Jessica and Kara

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    A year? The most I've seen (just though a quick Google search) is six months. I can't find my link now, but I was reading earlier that if they cannot ID a body from dental records, they will use DNA testing which I know can take a few months. But a whole year? I don't think I can stand it.
     
  17. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Miami-Dade Jane Doe - 1979

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    NAMUS has her dentals as entered and available


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  18. Scout87

    Scout87 Justice for Jessica and Kara

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    I was just thinking that as well. I would imagine, given the amount of time that has passed, they would have been advised to have them on record for when or if this day ever came.
     
  19. Jabarn

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    i know many of us have been following both Kara and Jessica's cases for a while. Now that Jessica has been found, and possibly Kara, these moms, who have been so brave and protective of their daughters, have the next step to fight. I hope those of you who have been following both Kara's and Jessica's stories on websleuths will consider looking back and providing as much evidence as you can recall, even if it will likely be circumstantial, to help these moms as they move forward to the next step for justice.
     
  20. amosp

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    I am SO sorry at how morbid this is, but if all they have is a skull I don't think they can get DNA especially if it's 10 years old. I could be totally wrong but a quick google search basically says you can sometimes determine sex but that's not even always correct.


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