Latest: Bullets, other items seized in missing-women probe
Posted September 14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Latest on the disappearance of a Missouri woman and the man accused of burning her car that had been found abandoned (all times local):
Kansas City area investigators looking into the disappearances of a woman and a teenager nine years apart say they've taken bullets and other items from the home of a man considered a person of interest in at least one case.
Kylr Yust is charged with knowingly burning 21-year-old Jessica Runions' vehicle. She was last seen Thursday night.
Investigators haven't said whether Yust knows Runions.
Police say Yust is a person of interest in the 2007 disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, Kara Kopetsky. She was 17 when she vanished in 2007.
Yust has also spent time in jail for assaulting a pregnant then-girlfriend in 2011.
Court records show investigators with search warrants related to Runions' vehicle and a "missing persons investigation" seized two bullets from a home occupied by Yust, as well as clothing, hair, fingernail scrapings and swab samples from him.
A man considered a person of interest in his ex-girlfriend's 2007 disappearance has been returned to Kansas City, Missouri, to face charges that he burned another missing woman's car.
Kylr Yust, who turned 28 on Wednesday, was brought back to Kansas City from Benton County, where he'd been jailed since his arrest Sunday.
He's charged with knowingly burning 21-year-old Jessica Runions' vehicle. She was last seen leaving a party Thursday night.
It's unclear whether Yust has an attorney and when his first court appearance may be.
Police say Yust is a person of interest in ex-girlfriend Kara Kopetsky's disappearance. She was 17 when she vanished in 2007 just days after filing for a protection order against Yust.
Yust also spent time in jail for assaulting a pregnant then-girlfriend in 2011.