Latest: Ex tried to avoid man arrested in missing woman case

4 years 1 week 5 days ago Monday, September 12 2016 Sep 12, 2016 Monday, September 12, 2016 11:27:00 AM CDT September 12, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Court records show a Missouri man arrested in the destruction of a missing woman's car was the subject of a 2007 restraining order to protect his ex-girlfriend who subsequently disappeared.

Twenty-seven-year-old Kylr Yust was arrested Sunday on charges that he burned Jessica Runions' car, which was found abandoned in south Kansas City, Missouri. Runions was last seen leaving a party on Thursday night, and her mother reported her missing Friday evening.

Yust has not been charged in the 21-year-old woman's disappearance, and it's unclear if he has an attorney.

Court records show that after filing for a protection order against Yust in 2007, 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky disappeared and remains missing. Yust wasn't charged in her case, and investigators didn't return telephone messages Monday.

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