A Missouri father has been arrested and charged after the body of his daughter was found in a Kansas City motel room back in March.

40-year-old Jerry K. Bausby is accused of murdering and anally sodomizing 18-year-old Daiza Bausby, his own daughter.

faces first-degree murder, first-degree sodomy, incest and first-degree sexual abuse.

Authorities found her body at a 4 Acres Motel on March 21st after she’d been discovered by cleaning staff. Her mother had filed a missing person report the next day.

Her death was determined to have been caused by smothering.


Mr. Bausby had rented the room, and surveillance footage showed him entering the motel’s lobby to rent the room.

At 3:31 a.m., a person matching his description was seen leaving the motel. He never returned to the room after leaving it.

DNA tests confirmed his daughter’s DNA on his penis.

He was arrested Wednesday, and his bond was set at $750,000.