UPDATE: Kailee Clapp may have been murdered because she refused to date her accused killer, Stathis Kirkpatrick. A friend of both says they were friends but her wanted much more, which may have led to her kidnapping and subsequent death. See update after the jump…
Kailee was last seen alive Thursday night. By the next evening, her mutilated body was found in a cemetery 15 miles away.
night. But by 7 a.m. the next morning, she had disappeared from her home
in McCook, Nebraska. Mother Nora Clapp called the police, but she
didn’t think her daughter was in danger.
Her sister last saw 14-year-old Kailee Clapp at about 10:30 on Thursday
Stathis Kirkpatrick was Kailee’s friend, but apparently he wanted something more
That changed by Friday afternoon, when police arrested 18-year-old Stathis Sebastian Kirkpatrick. That’s also when detectives began to change their tune, saying that Kailee could be in danger.
The tale would come to an end by Friday evening, when officers discovered Kailee’s reportedly mutilated body in a Bartley, Nebraska cemetery, about 15 miles away from her home.
Police won’t say what led them to the body, or what Kirkpatrick’s relationship with the girl might have been. Nor have they released any information about what happened to Kailee in the time leading up to her death.
Kirkpatrick, however, is still in jail pending the results of an autopsy. He’s being held on a $1 million bond.
19-year-old Bobbie Ebert knew both Kailee and Kirkpatrick. They were dating other people, but it seems Kirkpatrick was pining for something more with Kailee.
“Stathis had a thing for Kailee,” Ebert told Nebraska TV. “He wanted to date her, but she didn’t want to date him.”
She claims that Kirkpatrick had a drug problem — to what extent we’re not sure. But she says he was on drugs the night he allegedly killed Kailee, cut her up with a knife and burned her body.
know he was on a lot of drugs because he called one of our friends and
was like, ‘Do you want to do [drugs]with me?’ and she was like, ‘no,’
and that was the night Kailee came up missing.”
See our last story from the Missing Persons file: Carlina White Reunites With Her Family 23 Years After She Was Kidnapped From Hospital.