Authorities allege that a Kansas City man killed an Arlington woman and then made it look like she committed suicide to keep her from revealing that several people were sexually assaulting her, The Associated Press reported.
Quoting The Kansas City Star, the AP reports that Micah Moore, 23, was charged Saturday in Jackson County Circuit Court with first-degree murder in the death of Bethany Ann Deaton, 27, of Arlington.
According to the Kansas City Star, a white bag covered her head when her body was found Oct. 30 inside a van at Longview Lake in the Kansas City area, along with an empty pill bottle and a note.
Court documents say Moore met with a detective Friday and said, "I killed her." He said he had feared that Deaton was going to tell her therapist about assaults that had occurred over the previous few months by several people living under one Grandview, Mo. roof.
Moore and several witnesses whose names were redacted from court documents told investigators that they had been roommates with Bethany Deaton and her husband, Tyler Deaton, in the 7300 block of East 122nd Street. They described a household where Tyler Deaton served as the “spiritual leader” of a “community.”