KS OLIVIA JANSEN: Missing from Kansas City, KS - 10 July 2020 - Age 3 *Found Deceased*

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Amber Alert for 3-year-old girl from Kansas City, Kansas

An Amber Alert has been activated for a 3-year-old girl from Kansas City, Kansas.

Oliva Jansen is 3 feet tall. She weighs about 50 pounds and has brown hair and blue-green eyes. She was last seen wearing her pajamas, which included a pink top and purple or teal bottom. Her hair was in a ponytail, according to the Amber Alert.

Oliva’s father told police he woke up at 6:30 Friday morning and discovered she wasn’t in her bed and wasn’t inside their home. The back door of the house was open.

“Due to her age and a search of the area, investigators believe that she was taken from the location,” the Amber Alert states.

There is no known suspect or suspect vehicle at this time.




At 6:30 AM this morning, the father of Olivia woke up and discovered that she was not in the residence and the back door of the location was standing open. Due to her age and a search of the area, investigators believe that she was taken from the location. There is no known suspect at this time and no known suspect vehicle.
 

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‘That’s all?’: Family shocked at how DCF handled reports in 3-year-old Olivia Jansen’s case

The Kansas Department for Children and Families released a summary Friday of its involvement with 3-year-old Olivia Jansen and her family.

Newly released DCF documents confirm the agency had been in contact with the family before the child’s death, and it found that Olivia’s death was the result of child abuse.

The DCF summary includes a brief description of three separate reports to the agency from two days.



Olivia’s step-grandmother, Elisabeth Jansen, said she was the person who called the Kansas Protection Report Center on June 22. She was concerned about verbal abuse, her step-son’s temper and Jansen and Kirkpatrick’s alleged drug use.

She’s dismayed at how DCF handled her report.

“A video? Isn’t that kind of a warning?” Jansen asked. “I mean, if I’m saying that I think my grandchild is, that I’m scared for my grandchild, you’re going to video call and that’s all?” she said.

FOX4 asked DCF Secretary Laura Howard if someone from her agency actually physically laid eyes on Olivia in person after that video call.

“No,” Howard said. “The video conference call was the proxi that we used because the child was reported to be out of state. And our worker really insisted in having a video contact because she felt like it was very important to be able to see Olivia and be able to talk to her as we reported in the summary.”

Howard said the June 22 report was assessed through her agency’s screening process and determined to be a Family in Need of Assessment, which is not an emergency like a child abuse allegation.

“It’s a process of up to 30 days of gathering information and learning things about the family, its strengths and weaknesses and what might help provide safety for the child,” Howard said.

Olivia didn’t make it through the investigation process. Police say she was killed 18 days after her grandmother called DCF for help.

FOX4 has requested Olivia Jansen’s complete file. Howard said the legal process of releasing that started Friday but may take a while to complete.
 

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‘That’s all?’: Family shocked at how DCF handled reports in 3-year-old Olivia Jansen’s case

The Kansas Department for Children and Families released a summary Friday of its involvement with 3-year-old Olivia Jansen and her family.

Newly released DCF documents confirm the agency had been in contact with the family before the child’s death, and it found that Olivia’s death was the result of child abuse.

The DCF summary includes a brief description of three separate reports to the agency from two days.



Olivia’s step-grandmother, Elisabeth Jansen, said she was the person who called the Kansas Protection Report Center on June 22. She was concerned about verbal abuse, her step-son’s temper and Jansen and Kirkpatrick’s alleged drug use.

She’s dismayed at how DCF handled her report.

“A video? Isn’t that kind of a warning?” Jansen asked. “I mean, if I’m saying that I think my grandchild is, that I’m scared for my grandchild, you’re going to video call and that’s all?” she said.

FOX4 asked DCF Secretary Laura Howard if someone from her agency actually physically laid eyes on Olivia in person after that video call.

“No,” Howard said. “The video conference call was the proxi that we used because the child was reported to be out of state. And our worker really insisted in having a video contact because she felt like it was very important to be able to see Olivia and be able to talk to her as we reported in the summary.”

Howard said the June 22 report was assessed through her agency’s screening process and determined to be a Family in Need of Assessment, which is not an emergency like a child abuse allegation.

“It’s a process of up to 30 days of gathering information and learning things about the family, its strengths and weaknesses and what might help provide safety for the child,” Howard said.

Olivia didn’t make it through the investigation process. Police say she was killed 18 days after her grandmother called DCF for help.

FOX4 has requested Olivia Jansen’s complete file. Howard said the legal process of releasing that started Friday but may take a while to complete.
so it seems that Kansas DCF really hasn't changed at all. :sigh:
 

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Wyandotte County DA asks court to stop release of Olivia Jansen's records

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree has asked the courts to prohibit the release of Olivia Jansen's file.


DCF released a summary of Olivia's file that shows two calls for help were placed earlier this year.

The agency previously said it planned to release the entire file.

Court records show Howard Jansen III was granted a motion by the courts to prohibit extrajudicial statements regarding the case.

Dupree's office noted that DCF informed his office that the agency was planning to release Olivia's file to the public.

Dupree's office said the release of that file would violate the previous order.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Five HUNDRED and thirty three pages. :shocked: How do you have a case file that large and only two interactions with case workers?

Kansas DCF has 533-page case file on 3-year-old Olivia Jansen

Family and friends of Olivia Jansen on Wednesday learned the Kansas Department for Children and Families has produced a 533-page case file for a judge's review on the 3-year-old girl's interaction with the agency, including an investigation into her death in July.

A Wyandotte County judge held a hearing on the case Wednesday and said he would rule within the next two weeks if the public should see the full case file, after open records requests were filed by KMBC 9 News and other media outlets after the girl's death.

Both the prosecution and defense argued before Judge Michael Russell against the release of the full case file, saying it could jeopardize a fair trial.

The extended family of Olivia Jansen sat in the courtroom on Wednesday as Olivia's accused killers -- her father Howard Jansen III and his girlfriend Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick -- sat with their attorneys. Both Jansen III and Kirkpatrick are charged with murder.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 15 at 11 a.m.
 

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Judge denies release of 533-page case file on Olivia Jansen to the public

A Wyandotte County, Kansas, judge ruled Tuesday that the large case file compiled in the case of Olivia Ann Jansen will be not be released to the public.

Both the prosecution and the defense argued before Judge Michael Russell against the release of the full case file, saying it could jeopardize a fair trial.
 

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Judge denies release of 533-page case file on Olivia Jansen to the public

A Wyandotte County, Kansas, judge ruled Tuesday that the large case file compiled in the case of Olivia Ann Jansen will be not be released to the public.

Both the prosecution and the defense argued before Judge Michael Russell against the release of the full case file, saying it could jeopardize a fair trial.
I would have to agree since both the prosecution and the defense actually agree on this. Let's let this one be tried in court as untainted as possible.
 

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Father charged in 3-year-old daughter's death pleads not guilty​

Howard Jansen, charged with killing his three-year-old daughter, Olivia Jansen, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning.

Jansen waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which would not require the prosecution to present evidence to go forward.

A virtual status hearing for Jansen is scheduled for Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m.
 

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Family and friends of Olivia Jansen gather one year after her death​

Dozens of people prayed and shared memories near the area where 3-year-old Olivia Jansen was found dead one year ago.

Angelic 3-year-old Olivia Jansen mural moves forward with other familiar faces​

A memorial for 3-year-old Olivia Jansen in Kansas City, Kansas, is moving forward, and now it will have a few more faces you might recognize.

One of them, 7-year-old Adrian Jones, who’s grandmother, Judy Conway, said she loves the project.

“I think it’s a great tribute to all these children,” Conway said.

Children from the metro and across the United States who have died from abuse will be featured in a new mural. That includes an angelic Olivia Jansen, a smiling reminder of what was lost.

“They all need to have a voice, and they need to be remembered,” mural organizer and artist Ciemantha Kosechata said.

Kosechata started the mural about a month ago. Originally it was going to be on a different building, but it was moved to another with much more space to honor more children. Adrian Jones, Pamela Butler, and Brian Edgar are all from the Kansas City area.

Kosechata calls it the “Speak Up Mural” and hopes it’s message helps kids in need in the community.

“I hope they feel a charge to speak up. To speak up for the kids that don’t have a voice. Across the top it will say, ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.’ Every one of these children couldn’t speak for themselves because if they could advocate for themselves, they would probably be alive,” Kosechata said.
 

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Family and friends of Olivia Jansen gather one year after her death​

Dozens of people prayed and shared memories near the area where 3-year-old Olivia Jansen was found dead one year ago.

Angelic 3-year-old Olivia Jansen mural moves forward with other familiar faces​

A memorial for 3-year-old Olivia Jansen in Kansas City, Kansas, is moving forward, and now it will have a few more faces you might recognize.

One of them, 7-year-old Adrian Jones, who’s grandmother, Judy Conway, said she loves the project.

“I think it’s a great tribute to all these children,” Conway said.

Children from the metro and across the United States who have died from abuse will be featured in a new mural. That includes an angelic Olivia Jansen, a smiling reminder of what was lost.

“They all need to have a voice, and they need to be remembered,” mural organizer and artist Ciemantha Kosechata said.

Kosechata started the mural about a month ago. Originally it was going to be on a different building, but it was moved to another with much more space to honor more children. Adrian Jones, Pamela Butler, and Brian Edgar are all from the Kansas City area.

Kosechata calls it the “Speak Up Mural” and hopes it’s message helps kids in need in the community.

“I hope they feel a charge to speak up. To speak up for the kids that don’t have a voice. Across the top it will say, ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.’ Every one of these children couldn’t speak for themselves because if they could advocate for themselves, they would probably be alive,” Kosechata said.
By the address of that mural (8th & Kansas Ave), it will be at or very near the park dedicated to Pamela Butler. She is mentioned in the article and she was taken from pretty much right across the street
 

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Family gives book bags in honor of Olivia Jansen​

Locals are remembering Olivia Jansen on Sunday. She’s the little girl whose life was cut tragically short. Oliva was just three years old when she was found dead in July 2020. In life, we are told Olivia loved to go to pre-school, carrying her book bag and books. Members of Olivia's family came together at Matney Park in Kansas City, Kansas to hand out book bags in her honor.
 

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Family gives book bags in honor of Olivia Jansen​

Locals are remembering Olivia Jansen on Sunday. She’s the little girl whose life was cut tragically short. Oliva was just three years old when she was found dead in July 2020. In life, we are told Olivia loved to go to pre-school, carrying her book bag and books. Members of Olivia's family came together at Matney Park in Kansas City, Kansas to hand out book bags in her honor.
I was just thinking about her a few days ago, driving down the highway that goes in between where she was reported missing from and where she was found.
 

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Father charged in 3-year-old daughter's death pleads not guilty​

Howard Jansen, charged with killing his three-year-old daughter, Olivia Jansen, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning.

Jansen waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which would not require the prosecution to present evidence to go forward.

A virtual status hearing for Jansen is scheduled for Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m.
I always question when a parent states a child went missing in the middle of the night. Especially the little ones. Another thing in this case is that she was buried as if to conceal. Most of the time if abducted they are just dumped.
 

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