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Brothers arrested after dead woman is found in creek

Sometimes things happen out of a person's control. The thought of not being believed by authorities when the unexpected occurs, like a person's death, can lead an individual to panic and make poor choices. This may have been the case for a Blue Springs man.

Jackson County authorities have recently charged two brothers with abandoning a corpse after police found a woman's body in a rural Cass County creek on Jan. 29, 2012. Both brothers are being charged with felonies -- abandonment of a corpse.

According to court records, Blue Springs Police officers interviewed a 52-year-old man about his alleged criminal activity on Jan. 28. The next day the man is said to have showed them where he and another man had dumped a woman's body in the creek about two miles west of Garden City.

During an interview with authorities, the man purportedly confessed he used a red dog collar to choke the woman while they were having sex on Jan. 20, 2012. He also allegedly admitted to injecting the woman with Valium prior to having intercourse.

The man told police the woman lost consciousness while they were having sexual relations. He allegedly admitted to drinking and passed out soon afterward. When he woke up, the woman was lying next to him motionless.

The man told police when she did not respond; he tried to revive her and checked her pulse. When he was unable to rouse her, he left her body on the bed and went to work on a friend's vehicle.

Three days later, the man allegedly asked another man to come to his Blue Springs residence. The duo wrapped the woman's body in black plastic and weighted it down with roughly 300 pounds of weights, according to court records.

The men then put the woman's body in the trunk of a 2004 Dodge Intrepid and drove it roughly 150 miles. In a secluded area south of Harrisonville, the men allegedly tossed the body over the edge of a bridge and into a creek, stated prosecutors. The man is now currently in custody and is being held on a $150,000 bond.

A warrant was recently issued for the arrest of the brother of the defendant, a resident of Lee's Summit, for his alleged involvement in the incident.

Source: The Kansas City Star, "Second man charged after body found in creek," Glenn Rice, Jan. 30, 2012.

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