Police investigating quintuple homicide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPDATE 1:25 p.m. Sept. 9
Police have received confirmation that George Taylor, age 80, also passed away today. He and his wife Ann were originally assaulted in their home on Woodbridge Lane on Sept. 2.
UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. Sept. 9
Family members of Ann Taylor, age 86, advised police that she passed away today at an area hospital. Ann was one of the victims originally assaulted on Woodbridge Lane. Our condolences continue to be with all families involved. All further inquiries should be directed to the prosecutors’ offices.
UPDATE: 3 p.m. Sept. 3
Brandon B. Howell, 34, has been charged in Jackson County, Mo., with three counts of first-degree murder, four counts of armed criminal action, two counts of first-degree assault, a count of first-degree burglary, stealing a motor vehicle and a felon in possession of a firearm. All of these are related to yesterday’s incident on Woodbridge Lane. In Platte County, he faces several charges related to the Motel 6 assaults: three counts of assault, one count of burglary, one count of tampering with a motor vehicle, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
He is being held without bond at the Jackson County Detention Center. All further inquiries should be directed to the prosecutors’ offices.
UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Sept. 3
The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today on the 11th floor of the Downtown Courthouse, 415 E. 12th Street, to announce developments related to the triple homicide that occurred yesterday in south Kansas City.
UPDATE: 11:45 a.m. Sept. 3
The victims of yesterday’s triple homicide have been identified. All of them lived on Woodbridge Lane. They are:
Darryl Hurst, white male, 63 years old
Alice Lorene Hurst, white female, 88 years old
Susan Choucroun, white female, 69 years old
UPDATE: 4:05 a.m. Sept. 3
Shortly before midnight, KCPD received a call about a suspicious person walking southbound on I-29 near 72nd Street. When officers arrived, they located a black male dressed in dark clothing at this location. Further investigation positively identified him as the suspect from the earlier assaults at a nearby motel. He was armed with a gun at the time of his arrest. The investigation continues to determine if there is any relationship between the motel assaults and the earlier homicides.
UPDATE: 7:35 p.m. Sept. 2
Police received a call at 3:19 p.m. of an assault at the Motel 6 located at 8230 NW Prairie View Rd. A suspect had encountered and physically assaulted three motel guests. No weapon was used. The suspect fled the area on foot.
During an area search following the assault, police located the 2002 Toyota Highlander sought in the earlier homicide investigation at Woodbridge and Wornall. It was about four blocks away at 7749 NW Prairie View Rd.
Police cannot confirm the two incidents are related, but because the vehicle taken from the homicide scene was located in such close proximity to the assault at Motel 6, police are releasing a description of the suspect in the assault.
He is a black male in his late 20s or early 30s. He is about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He was unshaven and was wearing dark pants, a black rag on his head and no shirt.
Many KCPD officers are in the area of Interstate 29 and Barry Road searching for the suspect. Extra officers are at area events and gatherings to provide additional security.
If you’ve seen the suspect or have any information on either crime, please call police or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. Sept. 2: The vehicle pictured below that police have been searching for was located at 7749 NW Prairie View Rd. by a police commander. The search for the suspect continues.
Original release: 3:10 p.m. Sept. 2
Kansas City Police are investigating a shooting and homicide with multiple victims in the area of Woodbridge Lane and Wornall Road.
Officers were dispatched to the area at 12:50 p.m. Sept. 2 on a shooting. When they arrived, they found five victims. Three of them were confirmed dead at the scene. Two others were transported to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries.
Police are looking for the below pictured vehicle. It is missing from the homicide scene. It’s a 2002 Toyota Highlander, Missouri license plate KC5-A4X. Please call 911 if you know where it is.
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