Father, 29, and his girlfriend, 33, are arrested after remains of his three-year-old daughter are found in wooded area as cops say they were given 'several stories' about her disappearance and 'none of them made sense'

Kansas City police have arrested a father and his girlfriend after finding the remains of a child believed to be his young daughter in a wooded area, hours after he had reported her missing. 
Howard Jansen, 29, the father of three-year-old Olivia Jansen, and his girlfriend Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, 33, have been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and criminal desecration. 
The father said that his daughter had gone missing from his Gibbs Street home at 8:30am Friday, triggering an Amber Alert and massive search by multiple law enforcement agencies using drones and K9 units, police said. 
Cops searching for Olivia said they found the remains half a mile away near a walking trail in a wooded area in the 3400 block of Steele Road around 5.30pm Friday, KCTV reported. 
 Officials say the father gave cops different accounts during the day about what happened to her that did not make sense.
Kansas City police arrested a father and his girlfriend after finding the remains of a child believed to be 3-year-old Olivia Jansen (pictured)
Olivia's father Howard Jansen (pictured), 29, faces charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and criminal desecration after police said they found a child's remains in a wooded area around 5.30pm Friday
Howard Jansen's girlfriend Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, 33, also faces the same charges in connection with Olivia's disappearance and the discovery of what is believed to be her body in a wooded area, police said
Olivia's father Howard Jansen (left), 29, and his girlfriend Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick (right), 33, face charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and criminal desecration after police said they found a child's remains in a wooded area around 5.30pm Friday
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When asked if cops suspected the father's report of the missing child was untrue, a police spokesman told KCTV: 'Yes, very.' 
Officer T.J. Tomasic said: 'We have had several stories throughout the day. None of them made very much sense.' 
A coroner will confirm the identity of the child's remains and how she died, the spokesperson said. The FBI also will be assisting in the investigation.

Jansen was booked Friday night, according to jail records, and his girlfriend was arrested on Sunday, when the couple were formally charged. 
Both face life sentences if convicted, with possible parole eligibility after 25 years. 
Family members told KCTV that they didn't understand why the father had personally gone to police headquarters to report the child was missing. 
They also said Jansen and Kirkpatrick's most recent address was off Ottawa Street, so it didn't make sense that the father reported Olivia went missing from his previous home on Gibbs Road. 
A search and Amber Alert were cancelled after the discovery of the child's body near a walking trail in a wooded area off the 3400 block of Steele Road (pictured)
A search and Amber Alert were cancelled after the discovery of the child's body near a walking trail in a wooded area off the 3400 block of Steele Road (pictured)
The above map shows roughly half a mile between Gibbs Road where Jansen said he was living with his girlfriend and daughter when the child went missing and Steele Road where a child's remains were found during a search
The above map shows roughly half a mile between Gibbs Road where Jansen said he was living with his girlfriend and daughter when the child went missing and Steele Road where a child's remains were found during a search
Jansen was booked Friday night, according to jail records, and his girlfriend was arrested on Sunday. Both are pictured in an image posted on Facebook
Jansen was booked Friday night, according to jail records, and his girlfriend was arrested on Sunday. Both are pictured in an image posted on Facebook
Family members said they didn't understand why Jansen had personally gone to police headquarters to report Olivia was missing. The child is pictured in an image with her father and his girlfriend that was posted on Facebook
Family members said they didn't understand why Jansen had personally gone to police headquarters to report Olivia was missing. The child is pictured in an image with her father and his girlfriend that was posted on Facebook
The relatives said they worried over the child, prior to her disappearance, and that they were denied seeing her.
'She's just special. She is just a beautiful little girl. Sweet, vibrant. She is my sunshine,' Olivia's step-grandmother Elisabeth Jansen had told KCTV. 
Cops alerted the community once the body was discovered, and said they were 'deeply saddened,' having to make the announcement.  
'This is not the outcome we wanted, in fact it is the worst outcome,' police wrote in a statement on Facebook. 
Cops alerted the community once the body was discovered, and said they were 'deeply saddened,' having to make the announcement
Cops alerted the community once the body was discovered, and said they were 'deeply saddened,' having to make the announcement
Father, 29, and his girlfriend, 33, are arrested after remains of his three-year-old daughter are found in wooded area as cops say they were given 'several stories' about her disappearance and 'none of them made sense' Father, 29, and his girlfriend, 33, are arrested after remains of his three-year-old daughter are found in wooded area as cops say they were given 'several stories' about her disappearance and 'none of them made sense' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:52 Rating: 5

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