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

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