Skip to comments.Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide
Posted on 06/06/2007 9:53:32 PM PDT by peggybac
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- An arrest has been made in the homicide investigation of 18-year-old Kelsey Smith.
Late Wednesday night, police said Edwin R. Hall, 26, of Olathe, was being held in the Johnson County Jail in connection with the slaying of Smith.
Law enforcement crews combing a large wooded area near Longview Lake Wednesday found a body believed to be missing teenager Kelsey Smith, who was abducted from an Overland Park Target store parking lot Saturday night.
Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said Smith's body was found about 1:30 p.m. across the state line near Grandview, Mo., about 20 miles east of the abduction site.
Positive identification was pending, but Douglass said volunteer searchers could stop their work. He did not say how the woman was slain, but KMBC reported that there were signs of trauma to the body.
"As I understand she was found at a wooded area, but I can't say whether she was directly concealed by bushes," Douglass told reporters during an afternoon news conference.
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I hope this guy gets the death penalty.
Why, did he have to kill her? He wasn’t even close to getting away. I hope they hang this scumbag!
I was just telling my wife an hour ago they would have this scumbag very, very soon.
just think....he'll be spending years and years and years in a cold damp prison cell....IF he is the one who did it...
The Dad, if he is the type of man I believe, should get 5 monutes alone with the creep in a lcoked windowless room.
Then, put whatever is left of him on trial.
No doubt he is someone who has been in prison for sex crimes and should have been kept there. Good thing we register sex offenders, otherwise they might hurt somebody. Oh wait....
Keep them in jail for life or execute them!
Supposedly a long history. Nothing I saw obvious on the web.
May she Rest in Peace and God Bless her family.How very sad.How could anyone do this
“Get all the rope in KANSAS, find a tall oak tree....”
May God bless her family and help them through this heart breaking ordeal
“Police believe 26-year-old Edwin Hall was the man who appeared on a security camera video following Smith out of the store and forced her into her car...
The district attorney is expected to file first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping charges against Hall. The state plans to ask Hall to be held on $5 million bond.”
I told my wife a bit earlier, “there are going to be a LOT of people who know exactly who that is on the camera. The police already have his name.”
Same should go for the judge or parole board that I GUARANTEE let this schmuck out of jail early.
Hopefully her father will avenge her murder.
I believe the dad should be able to have a few hours alone with a blow torch and the POS tied to a tree.
Wow - that is close. I heard Greta’s Fox producer say they thought the kidnapper lived right by there too and had a long record. Also interesting was that the first ping was from Mission Hills.
I pray Kelsey Smith is in the company of heavenly angels right now
Check the registry in KS