Jan 17, 2020 11:20 AM

Omaha woman says man tried to abduct her as she was jogging

Posted Jan 17, 2020 11:20 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police in Omaha are looking for a man they believe tried to abduct a woman as she jogged around Hanscom Park near the city's midtown area.

The incident happened Sunday evening, when the 23-year-old woman reported that a man in his 30s driving a dark-colored car approached her as she was running. The woman said that during their interaction, the man grabbed her and tried to force her into his car, police said. The woman told police was able to fight the man off, escape and call for help as the man sped off in the car.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the department or Omaha Crime Stoppers.

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Jan 17, 2020 11:20 AM
Kansas man charged with sister's murder; she attended K-State
Parker Mays photo Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -A Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 22-year-old sister, Johnson County prosecutors said Thursday.

John Parker Mays, 27, Lawrence, was arrested Tuesday night in Douglas County after his sister, Layne Mays, was found dead, Overland Park police spokesman John Lacy said. He was charged Thursday and is being held on $1 million bond. Authorities have not said how Layne Mays died.

Layne Mays’s mother found her body and called police, police said.

Layne Mays studied animal science at Kansas State University, according to a university spokeswoman. She was enrolled at the university through the fall 2019 semester but was not enrolled for the upcoming spring semester. She was a member of Kansas State’s equestrian team.

Parker Mays is scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon

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OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (AP) — A man has been booked into jail on suspicion of premeditated first-degree murder after his sister's body was found in suburban Kansas City.

Twenty-seven-year-old Parker Mays of Lawrence, is being held without bond in Johnson County, Kansas.

Police say Layne Mays' body was found Tuesday by her mother in her parents' Overland Park home. Police have not yet said how she died.

A Kansas State University spokeswoman said Layne Mays was enrolled there through the fall 2019 semester but was not enrolled for the upcoming spring semester. She studied animal science and rode with the school's equestrian team.