Schlitterbahn Kansas City

KMBZ News Staff
July 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
Kansas City, KS - The Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in KCK is scheduled to finally be torn down, two years after it was permanently closed following the death of a 10-year-old boy. The slide has remained in place due to ongoing legal and criminal investigations. In court...
Read More
April 11, 2018 - 3:33 pm
Kansas City, MO - A lender is warning investors that criminal indictments stemming from the decapitation of a 10-year-old boy on a slide at a Kansas water park could hurt owner Schlitterbahn's chances of repaying a $174.3 million loan balance. The Kansas City Star reports that EPR Properties issued...
Read More
Wyandotte County Jail
April 04, 2018 - 11:11 am
Kansas City, KS - The co-owner of Schlitterbahn bonded out of the Wyandotte County jail this morning around 10:30am, a few hours after being booked on multiple charges including 2nd degree murder. Jeffrey Henry was booked into the jail around 2:00am after being extradited to Kansas from custody in...
Read More
Marc LaVoie
April 03, 2018 - 11:24 am
The designer of Schlitterbahn's Verruckt water slide was arrested Monday night at the Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport. John Schooley was reportedly returning from a project in China when he was arrested in Texas. He is accused of shoddy planning of the world's tallest water slide in Kansas...
Read More
March 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Topeka, KS - State labor officials say their department it will conduct a full audit of the inspection records of the Schlitterbahn Kansas City water park where a 10-year-old boy died in 2016. Labor Department spokeswoman Barbara Hersh said Wednesday that it will conduct the audit before the...
Read More
March 27, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Kansas City, KS - A grand jury has brought more charges related to the death of Caleb Schwab, 10, on the Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park. A second indictment unsealed in Wyandotte County District Court includes charges of reckless second-degree murder against Jeffrey Wayne...
Read More
Cameron County Texas Sheriff's Office
March 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm
Jeff Henry, co-owner of Schlitterbahn was arrested today in Cameron County, Texas for multiple counts of aggravated child endangerment and aggravated battery. The charges against Henry, 62, are in connection to the decapitation death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab on the Verruckt water slide in 2016...
Read More
March 19, 2018 - 6:35 am
The Wyandotte County district attorney's office has convened a grand jury to consider possible criminal charges in the fatal accident at Schlitterbahn in August 2016, that killed a 10-year-old boy and injured two women. The 17-story Verruckt water slide still stands, despite the company's desire to...
Read More