Updated 6:22 am, Thursday, November 16, 2017
Photo: Tammy Ljungblad, AP
Photo: Tammy Ljungblad, AP
Records: Man posed for photograph with lifeless spouse, then minimize her up
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man posed for pictures along with his lifeless spouse, together with their new child and toddler, earlier than dismembering her physique in a Kansas City resort room, based on courtroom data.
Justin Rey, 35, who was arrested final month after being discovered with the stays at a Kansas storage unit, was charged Wednesday with abandonment of a corpse and youngster endangerment in Jackson County in Missouri, The Kansas City Star reviews. He’s jailed on $1 million bond in Johnson County, Kansas, on youngster endangerment expenses.
Court data say Rey instructed police that his spouse, Jessica Monteiro Rey, died after giving delivery Oct. 20. Rey instructed police he dismembered her physique in a tub two days later with the kids current. Rey put a few of her physique components in a big cooler and disposed of the stays that did not match.
According to a search warrant, resort administration mentioned Rey tried to disguise his voice as a lady’s when he referred to as the entrance desk to take a look at Oct. 23. The warrant says surveillance video footage reveals him pulling a pink cooler with a black bag on prime by the resort, whereas pushing a stroller with a toddler strolling beside him.
The stays had been found Oct. 24 inside a cooler and tote at a U-Haul Moving and Storage facility in close by Lenexa, Kansas, after Rey slept there with the kids. Emergency responders checked on the kids, who had been later taken to a hospital. The affidavit says the infant wasn’t sporting sufficient clothes and had a watch an infection.
After Rey was arrested and put in a police automobile, he was requested about his spouse’s whereabouts. He responded that she had died a number of days earlier and was within the cooler and one of many totes, which he had been making an attempt to take away from the storage unit, the detective wrote.
Missouri and Kansas courtroom data do not say how she died, and Rey supplied conflicting data. In one badertion to police, Rey mentioned his spouse dedicated suicide after giving delivery. In different statements he simply mentioned that she died.
Rey’s legal professional within the Kansas case, Courtney Henderson, has not returned a telephone name from The Associated Press looking for remark early Thursday. Rey would not but have an legal professional within the Missouri case.
During a courtroom look earlier this month, Rey was eliminated after a screaming rant towards authorities.