TOPEKA, Kan. (WOWT) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that a body has been found, but has yet to be identified, as it continues its investigation into the disappearance of Cari Allen.
The body was found at a “site of interest” in Topeka, according to the DCSO statement. Local authorities are assisting with the investigation. at the request of DCSO.
Authorities were dispatched to a residence at Highway 75 and 57th Street. According to our sister station WIBW 13 News, the location is about 12 blocks from a site searched by Topeka police two weeks ago.
“The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office and the Topeka Police Department went to the area and discovered a deceased human body,” the DCSO statement said.
WIBW reports that the farm property has a house and a barn where authorities have set up two white tents and placed crime tape throughout the area. Shawnee County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Abigail Christian said some heavy equipment would be moving Thursday morning. She didn’t say if this would be excavation equipment.
allen has been missing since the Saturday night before Thanksgiving. She was last seen at her home near 168th and Blondo streets. look around your home, the dumpand off-the-beaten-path locations have yielded no clues to his whereabouts.
Authorities have said that his cell phone and social media accounts were deactivated on November 20, and that his mobile phone and laptop are still missing.
Adrick Scott, 47, has been charged with allen kidnapping.
Last week, a Douglas County court judge link allowed scott after it was transported back to Nebraska. Scott had fled to Central America and was seen in Belize earlier this month, then transported to Houston before being returned to Omaha.
If convicted of the kidnapping charge, he could be facing a life sentence. He also faces one charge of accessory to a felony, which carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Scott requested a public defender and is scheduled to appear in court again on January 3.
According to information made public in court earlier this month, a friend told investigators that Allen and Scott had broken up about two weeks before they last saw her. Apparently, she had gone to The Good Life Bar near 180th and Pacific streets on November 19 and then went to her house. The last text from her son was at 11:30 pm that night.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was notified of her disappearance the following night, at 5:32 p.m. a kind of “grey compound”.
Agents contacted Scott, who told them that he was in Topeka that entire weekend and that he and Allen were still dating. But DCSO said cell tower data from Scott’s phone pinged The Good Life bar in Omaha the night Allen went missing, and that he left the bar at 10:30 p.m. that night heading northeast, which is in the direction of Allen’s house. .
Investigators said surveillance video from the bar showed Scott’s Chevy Equinox driving in the parking lot, and surveillance footage from the home showed a person matching Scott’s physical description walking toward Allen’s home.
DCSO said they recovered a handgun from Scott’s vehicle, along with gloves, a crowbar and a sledgehammer.
This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for updates.
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