FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
August 21, 2006
Cpl. Kevin Tieman
Cass County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff’s officials are reporting that from the inception of the investigation approximately
900 man hours have been accrued since Friday evening.
Cass County Detectives and Deputy Sheriff’s were joined Monday morning by officers from surrounding
agencies including Belton, Raymore, Harrisonville and the Missouri State Highway Patrol who will
assist in processing the huge scene. Major Jeff Weber stated, “50 percent of the grid area has been
searched, however that area only represents 20 percent of the total property to be searched.” With
the additional manpower the amount of area covered has increased but no definite timeline has been
set for when the search will end.
Major Weber also released new information about items recovered from the scene. “At this time we
have recovered approximately 50 items, the majority of those we believe to be bones” said Weber.
Currently the Cass County Sheriff's Office and Cass County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office are taking
information from anyone who might know someone that is missing. Those people have been asked to call
816-380-5200. Currently it’s believed that the victims are all male, 20-40 years old, with known drug
connections from the Kansas City Metro area.