• Kensie Renee Aubry had been missing since October 2020
  • The police discovered Aubry's body from Michael Hendricks' property
  • Hendricks and his girlfriend are currently in prison on multiple sex crime charges

A teen sexual assault victim has led the police in Missouri to the dismembered body of a missing woman who had been buried in the property of the girl's alleged abuser.

The teenager told the police that 40-year-old Michael Hendricks, who allegedly abused her, had admitted to killing a woman and hiding the victim's body. The girl also said Hendricks had shown her the pictures of the woman's dismembered body, news outlet The Kansas City Star reported.

Based on this tip-off, investigators searched Hendricks' property in Grain Valley Wednesday and discovered the human remains.

On Thursday, the police identified the body as 32-year-old Kensie Renee Aubry, who was reported missing in Independence in October, while her last known address was in Kansas City. Investigators have not revealed the exact cause of Aubry's death. However, the police said the DNA from the crime scene matched with one of Aubry's relatives.

The woman's family had not been in contact with her since Oct. 7, 2020, police said, according to the outlet.

The teen also told the police that Hendricks admitted to choking the woman to death and putting her body in the freezer. Hendricks allegedly revealed to her that “it turned him on when people die,” court records said.

Another witness whose identity has not been revealed told the police that Hendricks showed them pictures of Aubry's body in the freezer. The witness said Hendricks tried to dispose of the woman's remains by dropping them in a box from a helicopter. However, when that plan did not work, he buried it near a septic tank at his residence.

The investigators discovered that Hendricks' girlfriend Maggie Ybarra had contacted Aubry through Facebook and her messages were the last ones the victim had received. Ybarra had asked Aubry to turn off her cell phone when she met with her and Hendricks, according to court records.

According to the search warrant, the police have identified Hendricks and Ybarra as subjects of the investigation. However, they have not been arrested and charged in Aubry's murder case yet.

Hendricks is currently in prison on charges of sexually abusing the teenager who reported the body to the police. The court records indicate that Hendricks was charged in June with enticement or attempted enticement of a child less than 15 years old, child molestation of a child less than 14 years old and sexual misconduct, 9ABC reported.

He is currently in the Jackson County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond. Ybarra was also imprisoned on multiple charges of sex crimes in other cases.

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