Man Suspected In Girlfriend’s 2007 Disappearance Was Just Arrested — Now That ANOTHER Young Woman Has Gone Missing!

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This is bone-chilling — and we can only hope that this time, justice will be brought for ALL victims of this man.

On Sunday in Benton County, Missouri, police arrested Kylr Yust (above, right), a man reported to be 27 or 28 years old, in connection with the disappearance of 21-year-old Jessica Runions (above, left) on Thursday night.

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Yust is currently being held in the Benton County Jail on charges of “knowingly burning” Runions’ vehicle, officers have no idea about Runions’ whereabouts.

The last time family and friends saw Runions, she was at a party with her boyfriend — and Yust was there too.

When her boyfriend reportedly left the party early, Runions stayed behind with Yust — and now he’s the last person to have seen her before she went missing.

Runions’ mother Jamie spoke to the media about the horrible situation, trying to remain positive for her daughter:

“Right now I have positive news that my daughter wasn’t in the car when they found it. There’s hope.”

That’s horrible enough — especially considering Yust was in possession of Runions’ burning car — but it gets worse knowing Yust’s history.

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In 2007, 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky disappeared without a trace, and police strongly suspected her ex-boyfriend — Kylr Yust.

They never had enough to formally charge him with a crime, though, and so he walked free.

Jamie is already talking to Kopetsky’s mother, telling reporters:

“People say they understand what you’re going through, but they don’t really understand. She does.”


To add to Yust’s horrifying back story, he was only just released from prison in February, after serving time on a drug conviction.

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Previously, he has been convicted of assault, theft, and animal cruelty — when he stomped a kitten and threw it in a river.

We can only hope police find answers about Runions — and Kopetsky — soon, and that Yust finally gets what appears to be coming his way.

[Image via Benton County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook.]

Sep 12, 2016 6:04pm PDT

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