This page contains all of the official information released by law enforcement regarding the investigation of kidnapping, rape and sexual assault discovered Oct. 7 at 301 Old Orchard St., Excelsior Springs, Mo. The investigation is being led by the Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Police Department with assistance from the Clay County Investigative Squad.
Timothy Haslett, Jr., 39, has been charged in the case and remains in the Clay County Detention Center.
The newest information is posted first.
Oct. 9, 2022
Update regarding the search warrant service at 301 Old Orchard: Numerous items have been recovered from the residence, and the process of examining and evaluating those items will begin this week to determine if any other crimes have been committed.
We appreciate the community's patience and support during the search warrant process. The roadways surrounding the residence have been reopened.
Oct. 8, 2022
While Mr. Haslett has been arrested and charged, this is still an active investigation, and additional charges could be forthcoming if evidence of additional crimes is uncovered.
At this time, we do not have any updates regarding the status of the investigation. There are numerous items in the residence that have to be sorted through and it is a slow, painstaking process. We are very appreciative of the assistance we have received from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department's Crime Scene Investigation Unit. The Excelsior Springs Police Department also is very appreciative of the support they have received from the Excelsior Springs community.
The victim has been treated and released from a local hospital.
Oct. 7, 2022
Police have the warrant and are searching the home and property. The search could last into the evening. Kansas City Missouri Police Department's CSI Unit is processing the scene.
Timothy Haslett Jr., age 39, of Excelsior Springs has now been charged with 1st degree rape, 1st degree kidnapping and 2nd degree assault in this incident. No deceased individuals were located at his home.
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