Man kept missing woman locked in basement torture dungeon before killing her, discarding body in barrel: Police

Timothy Haslett (Excelsior Springs Police Department) and the home where he allegedly kept women locked in a basement dungeon (KMBC screenshot)

Timothy Haslett (Excelsior Springs Police Department) and the home where he allegedly kept women locked in a basement dungeon (KMBC screenshot)

A 41-year-old man in Missouri accused of holding a woman captive in a makeshift basement dungeon where he repeatedly tortured and sexually assaulted her has now been charged with killing a woman who was a potential witness in the case against him.

Timothy Haslett, Jr. has been indicted by a grand jury on one count of felony first-degree murder in the slaying of 36-year-old Jaynie Crosdale, whose body was found by kayakers on the Missouri River, Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Zachary Thompson announced Tuesday.

Crosdale’s body had been stuffed in a blue barrel similar to ones recovered when authorities first executed a search warrant on his home in Excelsior Springs nearly two years ago. Authorities also found evidence directly connecting Crosdale to Haslett’s home.

“Ms. Crosdale appears on a still image taken from Mr. Haslett’s electronic device showing her inside his basement,” Thompson said. “An SD card depicting individuals connected to Ms. Crosdale was found inside his house. He made statements to the surviving victim that he had taken somebody else’s life.”

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