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Body of Missing Witness Found in Barrel Similar to Those Spotted at Home Kidnapped Woman Forced to Wear Dog-Collar Escaped: Cops

body of missing witness found could be linked to dog collar kidnapper
Source: Clay County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 9 2023, Published 2:44 p.m. ET

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Human remains found in a barrel in June belong to a woman who was a potential witness in an ongoing kidnapping investigation in Missouri, according to authorities.

On June 24, a deceased woman was found along the Missouri River in Saline County, and Excelsior Springs Police Chief Gregory Dull has confirmed the victim was identified Jaynie Crosdale, KMBC reported.

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Crosdale’s body was found inside a barrel, which reportedly matched barrels KMBC filmed outside the home of Timothy Haslett Jr. in Excelsior Springs in October 2022, the same month a woman reportedly escaped from his house and claimed she was beaten, bound and raped.

The kidnapping victim, who was forced to wear a dog collar, told police she escaped while Haslett took his child to school, as Front Page Detectives previously reported.

The woman said at the time there were other victims, but police were never able to locate any, WDAF reported.

Police have said they were looking for Crosdale since they believed she was in Haslett’s home before he was arrested. However, Police Chief Dull said he doesn’t believe the two women knew each other or saw each other last year, according to KMBC.

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According to Dull, investigators were looking for Crosdale to help with an investigation into Haslett in connection with a separate alleged rape and kidnapping, KMBC reported.

Dull said, “We didn’t have anything that we could say she was a victim, but we knew they [she and Haslett] had contact.”

According to KMBC, Dull said the barrels look “very similar,” but authorities have not said how Crosdale died.

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On July 30, prosecutors filed a motion to increase Haslett’s bond. However, the judge denied the motion, ruling that his current $3 million bond is appropriate.

The suspect is due in court on October 9, authorities said.


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