Sheriff’s office confirms body found is Brad Cook

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed today, Thursday, Oct. 31, that the body of Brad Cook, 22, Olathe, was the deceased person discovered at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the area of 95th St. and Sunflower Rd. in De Soto.

Investigation in this matter has not revealed any criminal activity.

No further details were released and the Sheriff’s office is asking that anyone with information with the Brad Cook case or the second body found in DeSoto Wednesday, Oct. 30, should call 913-715-5560.


DeSoto investigation update

Johnson County Sheriff Deputies were called to the 8500 block of Ottawa St. in De Soto today, Wednesday, Oct. 30, at approximately 8 a.m. on a report of a dead body. They found a deceased male at the location outside of an apartment complex.

Deputies have determined the person is a white male in his late 20s.  In addition, it was determined that this death and the unattended death that deputies investigated in the 9500 block of Sunflower on Oct. 29 are not related.

At this time there are no other details that are available.

Ottawa St. from Lexington Ave. to 85th St. will remain closed until investigators have completed processing the scene.


Second body reportedly found in DeSoto

KCTV-5 is reporting that Johnson County Sheriff Deputies are investigating a second body that has been found in DeSoto today, Wednesday, Oct. 30.

It also is reporting that the clothing that was on a body found Tuesday matches what missing Olathe man Brad Cook, 22, was wearing when he was last seen this past Sunday.

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Halloween 1973: The Devil Made Me Do It

David Chartrand

David Chartrand

I recently attended a reunion of high school friends and classmates.  Everyone seemed happy to see me. Everyone, that is, except Helen Stockman.

Thirty-nine years after our last date, Helen was still waiting for Congress to legalize physical violence against people who pull stupid, juvenile Halloween pranks.

“I see no reason,” she told a CNN interviewer, “why such persons shouldn’t be beaten senseless with a baseball bat.”

Thinking back, Helen Stockman was a poor choice for the Halloween prank of 1973. She was a frail, pale 16-year-old who freaked out during school fire drills. I was madly in love with her. Continue reading

New KU TV deal stinks!

Tuesday night, Oct. 29: The start of the University of Kansas basketball.

Pizza’s in the oven, liquid refreshments are in the fridge, the cell phone is off, and the easy chair is ready for me to sit back, kick my feet up and watch the Jayhawks.

Man! I think they are going to be good this year. No, I mean REALLY, REALLY good and it’s going to be fun to watch ’em on the TV. Continue reading

Body found in DeSoto

Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies Tuesday, Oct. 29, are investigating the discovery of a body located in the 9500 block of Sunflower Rd in De Soto.

Information about the person will be released after an autopsy has been performed and deputies have confirmed the person’s identity and notified next of kin. A spokesman for the Sheriff said he could not say whether the body was that of a man or a woman.

Deputies received a call at approximately 3:30 p.m. from a passerby walking in the area who reported seeing a body in the area that they believed to be dead.

A search has been underway in the area since an Olathe man, Brad Cook, 22, was reported missing by his family on Oct. 20 after he didn’t return home.  His motorcycle was located at Beer 30, a bar in De Soto.

Cook is a white man, 6 feet, 3 inches tall weighing 185 pounds.  He has short brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black shirt, a black sweatshirt, black boots and a black bandana.

Anyone with information should call the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 913-715-5560 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.


Forum Discusses Bioethics and Civil Rights Nov. 18

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s School of Nursing and Health Science is presenting “Dark Truths and Bright Promises: Bioethics and Civil Rights,” a forum on the history of civil rights and medical issues Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in Bell Cultural Events Center on the Olathe campus. The public is invited to attend the free event which will explore the interrelated topics of bioethics, diversity, leadership, and equality under the law. Continue reading

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