CASS COUNTY, MO – The preliminary hearing, scheduled for a Kansas City man accused of murder, has been waived.

A defendant in a case out of Cass county, Kylr Yust, is charged with two counts of first degree murder, and two counts of abandonment of a corpse. Yust is believed to be linked to the deaths of two individuals. The remains of Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions were found together in a wooded area in Cass County, although their disappearances were separated by nearly years. A future arraignment is scheduled June 18th in Cass County.