Man accused of burning car in Missouri woman’s disappearance

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say a man is in custody accused of burning the vehicle of a suburban Kansas City woman who hasn’t been seen since last week.

Kansas City Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kari Thompson says 27-year-old Kylr Yust was taken into custody around 8:30 Sunday morning in Edwards, Missouri. Thompson says Yust was arrested on charges of “knowingly burning” Jessica Runions’ vehicle, which was found abandoned by a road in southern Kansas City Saturday.

Police say Runions’ disappearance is considered a suspicious missing persons case.

KSHB-TV reports Yust is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Runions was last seen leaving for a party Thursday night. Her mother reported her missing Friday evening.