JACKSON COUNTY, MO — A homicide investigation is underway after Independence police confirmed the identity of the person whose body was recovered from a property off Buckner Tarsney Road in unincorporated Grain Valley, MO. Police are investigating the death of 32-year-old Kensie Renee Aubry.
According to court records a separate child sex crimes investigation into the property owner, Michael Hendricks, and his girlfriend Maggie Ybarra brought investigators to the property to search for a body. Both Hendricks and Ybarra are accused of molesting a teen girl. During that investigation, the teen told investigators she believed a woman was killed and her body could be found on Hendricks’ property.
Hendricks and Ybarra are charged with nine counts including enticement or attempted enticement of a child, child molestation, sexual misconduct and tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution. According to court records, the teen told investigators, “Hendricks showed her pictures of a