Missouri man charged in death of woman in Olathe burglary

July 09, 2020 - 6:33 pm

A Missouri man was charged Thursday in the death of a woman whose body was found by police responding to a burglary call in Olathe. 

The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office said in a Twitter post that Clyde J. Barnes Jr., 42, of Kansas City, Missouri, has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, unlawful tampering with electronic monitoring, criminal threat and violation of a protection order. 

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The burglary was reported around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, police said in a news release. The victim was identified as Jessica L. Smith, 42.


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