Man found in Lenexa storage unit with small children & his dismembered wife faces new charge

November 15, 2017 - 2:49 pm

Kansas City, MO - Jackson County prosecutors have updated charges against Justin Rey, 35, who was found sleeping in a Lenexa storage unit with his 2-year-old daughter, a 4-day-old girl, and the remain of his wife which were in a cooler and a plastic tote.

Rey is now charged with abandonment of a corpse.

Police believe Rey dismembered his wife's body at a Kansas City hotel. Rey is alleged to have told them his wife died after giving birth in a bathtub.

Rey is jailed in Johnson County, where the family was found in the storage unit, and is also charged of  two counts of aggravated child endangerment and two counts of contributing to a child’s misconduct.

Court documents reveal the children are in protective custody.

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