Torture Dungeon Murder Update


( – Having created and used a torture dungeon in his basement, a man already facing nine felony charges for a 2022 rape and kidnapping case in Excelsior Springs now stands accused of murder.

Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Zachary Thompson announced the new charge against Timothy Haslett Jr. at a press conference. Haslett is now charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of Jaynie Crosdale.

Previously, Haslett was indicted on charges of first-degree rape, four counts of first-degree sodomy, first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault, and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. These charges still stand.

In 2023, Crosdale, a potential witness in the case, was found dead in Saline County.

The initial charges stemmed from a separate incident where a woman escaped from Haslett’s home in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, in 2022.

Moreover, the 22-year-old woman reportedly broke free from the house and ran to a nearby residence. She told the residents she had been taken from Kansas City, held in a small dungeon in a basement, bound, beaten, and raped.

According to court records, the woman later told police that Haslett “told her there were two other females he held captive who didn’t make it.” She did not know their names and was not held with any other women during her captivity.

Probable cause documents also claim the dungeon had two interior security cameras that seemed to operate wirelessly. No storage devices for these cameras were found.

Yet, authorities did find several photos inside the dungeon of the 22-year-old woman and another woman.

On January 12, 2023, a family member filed a missing person’s report for Crosdale, stating they had not heard from her since September 2022. Additional photos were found on an SD card recovered at Haslett’s residence, connecting Crosdale to Haslett.

On June 24, 2023, a Saline County Sheriff’s Deputy found Crosdale’s remains in a barrel near the Waverly Port Access. The prosecutor said evidence suggested Crosdale may have been shot inside the barrel.

Haslett has been in custody since 2022. His bond is now set at $5 million, and he is scheduled to be back in court in September.

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