Suspect who stored girl locked in basement ‘dungeon’ is now accused of homicide after physique present in a barrel | EUROtoday

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A person accused of retaining a lady hidden in his basement “dungeon” whereas sexually assaulting her was indicted Tuesday for allegedly murdering one other girl whose physique was present in a barrel a 12 months in the past.

In June 2023 kayakers discovered a blue, 30-gallon barrel with a skeleton inside whereas tenting off the Missouri River in Saline County, based on police. It is believed to be that of 36-year-old Jaynie Crosdale.

Clay County Prosecuting Attorney mentioned Timothy M. Haslett was charged with homicide in reference to Crosdale’s dying, including she was killed “by an act of homicidal violence.” He mentioned her stays confirmed impression wounds per a gunshot.

Police arrested Haslett in October 2022 after a lady advised legislation enforcement that she had escaped from weeks of torture in his locked basement, based on a possible trigger assertion. She fled to a neighbor’s home sporting a trash bag, a padlocked collar round her neck, and duct tape.

The survivor mentioned Haslett had provided her cash, and she or he agreed to go together with him to his house. Once she was in his pickup truck, the girl advised legislation enforcement that he held a gun to her, raped her and compelled her to take narcotics.

He then took her to his basement, restrained her legs and arms, and raped, whipped, tortured and choked her each day for weeks, based on the possible trigger assertion. She escaped after slipping out of the chains whereas she believed he was taking his baby to highschool.

Police tape blocks the boarded-up residence of Timothy Haslett on October 10, 2022, in Excelsior Springs
Police tape blocks the boarded-up residence of Timothy Haslett on October 10, 2022, in Excelsior Springs

The girl who survived additionally advised authorities that Haslett had described killing two different ladies he beforehand kidnapped – one by suffocating her with a gasoline masks, and one other who died after violent sexual torture.

He advised her “if she did not listen to him, he would suffocate her and put her in a barrel like the rest of ‘them,” based on the possible trigger assertion.

Thompson had mentioned legislation enforcement officers adopted greater than 100 leads and spent greater than 1,200 hours on the case, together with looking for Crosdale and posting a lacking particular person billboard along with her photograph in Kansas City.

Haslett, of Excelsior Springs, beforehand was indicted on one depend of rape, 4 counts of sodomy, two counts of second-degree assault and one depend every of kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a kid.

He is being held within the Clay County Detention Center on $5 million bond.

This booking photo provided by Clay County, Mo., Sheriff's Office shows Timothy Haslett, of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Haslett was already in custody on kidnapping and rape charges, when on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, prosecutors charged him with the murder of another woman whose remains were found in a barrel in the Missouri River
This reserving photograph offered by Clay County, Mo., Sheriff’s Office reveals Timothy Haslett, of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Haslett was already in custody on kidnapping and rape prices, when on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, prosecutors charged him with the homicide of one other girl whose stays had been present in a barrel within the Missouri River (Clay County Sheriff’s Office)

Haslett’s public defender, Tiffany Leuty, didn’t instantly return an Associated Press name and e mail searching for remark Tuesday.

The prices filed Tuesday are based mostly on the proof authorities at the moment have, Thompson mentioned. He mentioned the investigation is ongoing, and he urged anybody with info to come back ahead.

“Today’s indictment represents the next step in our pursuit of justice for the victims, the families and our community,” he mentioned. “The physical, psychological and sexual torture described by the defendant’s surviving victim is brutal and barbaric.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/dungeon-murderer-charge-body-timothy-haslett-b2578151.html