A body has been recovered that's believed to be a missing 18-month-old girl. Her mother and two men were found dead at an eastern Kansas farmhouse several days earlier.
Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said Sunday that remains are believed to be those of Lana Leigh Bailey. Richards says the body was found in Osage County by a sheriff's deputy who was scouring an area for items that could be connected to the deaths reported on May 6.
"We hope that a forensic examination will make a final identification," Richards added.
Kyle Flack was charged Friday with capital murder in the deaths of Lana Bailey, her 21-year-old mother, Kaylie Bailey, and 30-year-old Andrew Stout. The 27-year-old convicted felon was also charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder in their deaths as well as the death of 31-year-old Steven White.
The investigation has included searching a farm and other rural areas in the 50-mile stretch between Ottawa and Emporia, where Kaylie Bailey's car was found Tuesday.
Franklin County Attorney Stephen Hunting said Friday that a firearm was used against the victims recovered at the farm, but didn't elaborate on whether that meant they were fatally shot. Authorities have not commented on a motive.
Richards said that the extensive investigation has taken a toll and that members of the investigative team have required medical attention after searching in difficult areas. Others have sought counseling from a chaplain.