Court documents: Man dismembered wife's body with children present

Marc LaVoie
November 16, 2017 - 5:31 am

Johnson County Sheriff's Office


Jackson County prosecutors on Tuesday added to the charges against a man found sleeping in a Lenexa storage unit with his children.

Justin Rey was with his daughters, ages two years and four days, when police made contact with him last month. His wife's dismembered body was there too, in a cooler and a plastic tote.

The Kansas City Star reports Rey told at least one witness Jessica Rey died while giving birth in a hotel bathtub. He also told police she took her own life. On another occasion he merely said she had died. 

Kansas City police believe Rey placed his wife's body on the bed and took photos of her and the children, waited a couple of days, then cut up his wife's body in the hotel bathtub with the children present.

As of Tuesday, Rey was still at the Johnson County Jail. Rey is now charged in Jackson County with abandonment of a corpse, two counts of aggravated child endangerment and two counts of contributing to a child’s misconduct.  

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