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A Missouri couple killed and dismembered a woman as part of a sex fantasy and then confessed the murder to a 13-year-old child they molested, authorities allege.
Michael Hendricks, 40, and Maggie Ybarra, 30, are both charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Kensie Aubry, 32, a Friday press release from the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office states.
Aubry, a Texas resident, vanished last October. Authorities in Missouri were led to her body in mid-July by two witnesses. One of the witnesses was a 13-year-old girl the couple allegedly abused sexually, according to court records. That child told police that Hendricks and Ybarra confessed to her that they murdered Aubry; she said they even showed her pictures of Aubry's dismembered body.
Aubry’s was recovered after police obtained warrants for Hendricks’s half-million-dollar property in Grain Valley. They found her body, which was discarded in separate white garbage bags, buried in the yard near a newly installed septic tank.
Court records state that the couple strangled Aubry before dismembering her. They allegedly killed her to act out a fantasy of murdering a person while having sex, the Kansas City Star reports.
Hendricks has been charged with enticement of a child and child molestation in the third degree for allegedly molesting the 13-year-old girl who helped lead police to Aubry’s body. Ybarra has also been charged with enticement of a child as well as sexual misconduct, tampering with physical evidence and three counts of tampering with a victim.
"Our community owes greatly a child victim in this case who came forward and alerted police of the gruesome criminal activity detailed in these charges," Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker stated, referencing the young girl. "Without her bravery, we might not know today Kensie Aubry’s fate."
Ybarra served as the foster mother of the girl several years prior and during that time allegedly allowed multiple men to abuse her, KSHB reports. Hendricks is a married father of two and the former president of a network and technology company. He met Ybarra through a website advertising sex workers last year, according to the Kansas City Star.
It’s not clear if Hendricks or Ybarra have lawyers.
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