Murder charges filed against couple after body found in Grain Valley

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — A couple have been charged with first degree murder after a body was discovered at a property in Grain Valley, Missouri.

Michael Hendricks, 40, and Maggie Ybarra, 30, face the charge in the murder of Kensie Aubry of Kansas City, Kansas.

The couple face several other charges related to Aubry’s death including first degree harassment, first degree sexual misconduct.

Hendricks faces enticement of a child and third degree child molestation. Ybarra is charged with enticement of a child, third degree sexual misconduct and a misdemeanor count of 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. “Without her bravery, we might not know today Kensie Aubry’s fate.”

According to court documents, a teenage girl told police Hendricks and Ybarra showed her photos of a dead woman who had been dismembered.

The teen, who is in foster care, told her case worker about reported sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Hendricks, prosecutors say. Hendricks is not the child’s foster parent.

Hendricks and Ybarra have also been charged with child sex crimes in regard to that teen’s case.

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