Victim, suspect identified in Olathe homicide

Billy leaves behind 2 young daughters. Family and friends have started a gofundme page to help with funeral services and expenses.

Billy Schutkesting leaves behind 2 young daughters. Family and friends have started a gofundme page to help with funeral services and expenses.

The 38-year-old man who was shot and killed Wednesday night, March 30, at the Double Nickel Bar & Grill near Santa Fe and I-35 in Olathe has been identified as William “Billy” Ray Schutkesting, Olathe.

The 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder is Michael Chinn Jr., Augusta, Kan.

It is not known if the two knew each other.

According to Olathe police, officers were called to the scene in the 100 block of South Rogers Road about 11:39 p.m. There they found the Schutkesting with a gunshot would to the chest. He died at the scene.

An Olathe K-9 officer and his partner found Chinn who had crossed I-35 and took him into custody.

This case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.


Unsolved Ninemire murder marks 10th anniversary

David Ninemire

David Ninemire

Detectives with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office are increasing their efforts to try to find the person behind the murder of David “Ray” Ninemire.  Teams of detectives are pouring over new and old leads and talking with everyone who may have some information that would assist them in finding the person who murdered Ninemire.

Aug. 15 marks the 10-year anniversary of the murder of Ninemire who was shot and killed during a robbery inside the Westwood Apple Market by an unknown assailant on Aug. 15, 2003 at about 6 a.m.  The description of the suspect provided to investigators at the time was a person wearing a disguise. Continue reading

24th anniversary of two unsolved Johnson County murders

May 30 marked the 24th anniversary of two unsolved murders in Johnson County.

Christina Brandolese was found murdered at about 7:45 a.m. on May 30, 1989 in the 26000 block of 199th St. in rural Johnson County.  Three days later on June 2, 1989, Candice Fisher was found in the 25500 block of West 191st St.  Both women died of blunt force trauma and officers believe the murders are connected. Continue reading

Lana-Leigh Bailey presumed dead

The Kansas City Star is reporting that Lana-Leigh Bailey, the missing 18-month-old Olathe girl and daughter of Kaylie Bailey, 21, one of three people found dead in a Franklin County farm garage near Ottawa earlier this week, is presumed dead. The Star also reports that charges are expected to be filed against Kyle Flack, 27, Ottawa, with multiple counts of first-degree murder. The bodies of two men also were discovered in that garage.

Lana-Leigh Bailey is the great granddaughter of Andy Pettijohn, the former long-time principal at Olathe Northview Elementary.

To read the article, click here.

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