Kylr Yust: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Kylr Yust

Kylr Yust (Facebook/kolour.couwned)

Jessica Runions, 21, was last seen Thursday night in the company of 27-year-old Kylr Yust in Raymore, Missouri. He was arrested on charges of “knowingly burning” her vehicle after she disappeared, according to police.

Yust, who has a lengthy criminal record, was also questioned in connection with the disappearance of Kara Kopetsky in 2007. He has a history of volatile relationships with women, and reportedly claimed he has killed other people.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Yust Burned Runions’ Car After She Went Missing, Police Say

Kylr Yust,


Runions was last seen leaving a party on the evening of September 8 in the company of Yust, The Kansas City Star reported.

Runions’ car was discovered September 10 in south Kansas City, burned and abandoned. Yust, who police say is a person of interest in her disappearance, was arrested September 11 for “knowingly burning” the car, police spokeswoman Sgt. Kari Thompson said.

“I’m numb. I can’t think,” Runions’ mother, Jamie, told The Kansas City Star. “But right now I have positive news that my daughter wasn’t in the car when they found it. And that’s what’s going to keep me going right now. There’s hope.”

Though police haven’t confirmed a connection, friends said Yust was a longtime friend of Runions’ boyfriend.

2. He Is the Former Boyfriend of a Teen Who Went Missing in 2007

Runions isn’t the only missing woman with whom Yust has a connection.

Yust is the ex-boyfriend of Kara Kopetsky, who disappeared in May 2007 at the age of 17. In April of the same year, Kopetsky was granted a restraining order against him for allegedly “choking and thumping on her,” Missing Persons of America reported.

Only a few days later she disappeared, according to authorities.

Yust was questioned in connection with the disappearance but was never charged, police said.

Shea Corlee posted about the situation to Facebook:

This whole ordeal with Jessica Runions is bringing up a lot of old wounds for people. I think I speak for all of my Belton friends when I say we are all hoping justice is served, not only for Kara, who I think has all been a part of our lives at some point, but for the endless victims of his abuse. I was hesitant on making any post about the situation, mainly because I don’t have much to say that hasn’t already been said. I hope Jessica is found alive, I hope that some new evidence comes to light on Kara and giving her family the closure they need, and I hope that our justice system finally puts a stop to all of this before another innocent person is hurt.

“I want the family to get some type of resolution, but at the same time I want it the right way…whoever did this I will get charged someday, and when that charge gets filed it will stick,” Lt. Brad Swanson told Crime Watch Daily while on the show.

3. He Has a Lengthy Criminal Record, Including Charges for Killing Cats & Trying to Strangle His Girlfriend to Death

Kylr Yust


Yust has been in and out of the court system on allegations that include other domestic violence incidents, killing cats, stealing and drug charges.

In 2010, Yust was accused of trying to choke his 18-year-old girlfriend to death. The woman, who told police she was pregnant with twins at the time of the attack, said Yust came home drunk and assaulted her. A police report obtained by the Kansas City Star said Yust “grabbed her by both hands dragging her to their bedroom.” According to the report, Yust “looked into her eyes grinding his teeth and licking his lips as he placed both hands around her neck.” He then reportedly said he would kill the victim if she “screamed again.”

Records state Yust was also accused of killing the same girlfriend’s three cats.

In 2013, Yust was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on drug trafficking charges. Before being sentenced a judge asked him if he had anything to say, to which he replied, “Eat a steak for me,” Fox4KC reported.

Court documents state that Yust said he was sexually abused as a child and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The documents also say he claimed to have have started drinking at 11, first used cocaine at 14 and moved onto heroin at 16.

4. He Claimed to Have Killed Other Women, One of His Victims Says

In addition to having a connection to two missing women and a lengthy criminal record, Yust was also accused of making a claim that he killed other people.

“I’ve killed people before, even ex-girlfriends out of sheer jealousy. I will kill you,” Yust allegedly told the victim from 2010. He also told her that he knew of pigs that would “eat anything, including bones,” Missing Persons of America reported.

On March 17, Yust posted a chilling update to Facebook, though he didn’t say who it was aimed at. He stated:

I miss your smile. i miss your laugh. your eyes. your hair. the small of your back. your hands. your lips. your goodnight kiss. wherever you are i hope its bliss

5. Police Are Asking for Tips & He Is Being Held on $50,000 Bail

“Missouri Search and Rescue has searched two large areas twice with negative results,” Police said

Yust is being held on a cash-only $50,000 bond.

Anyone with information to the missing women are asked to call the Kansas City Police Department’s Missing Person’s division at 816-234-5136, TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477(TIPS) or 911.



Judah Nazura

another devilish pig skin psyco male killer he torture animal to white are a plague on earth!!!!


Hey Judah, aka shitface, you sure sound extremely bitter, about being born a Black.


No he’s observant and is merely remarking upon the trend of white men becoming repeat offenders doing evil shit like this because they’re given light sentences, or earlier release from jail. If Kylr was black he would’ve been incarcerated in 2007, where he’d still be.


Hey Cassandra, how about this, we bring back slavery and put you Blacks, back into the filth that you look like.


What’s your point???
*some of you white people are disgusting… Smh. Have mercy on your soul.

Cyber Jingo (@USAPatriota)

Slavery net went away. The 13th Amendment allows for slavery specifically. The Liberal left makes bad laws to put the poor in prison, regardless of political affiliation from Dems or Republican. The Liberal left just hides under their beds calling 911 for everything while we are out here trying to survive and protect ourselves. This is why the US leads the world in total prison population and prison population per capita. We are not that bad as a country, but the greedy pigs realized two agendas. The KKK agenda of the Democrats got swept under the table with free chili and cheese along with a free Pharaoh Obama Phone, bringing in hungry fools to keep voting for the KKK. The Liberals are extreme sissies and evil of all evils, and make terrible laws to make us defenseless and more laws to protect criminals, which put poor people in prison. Regardless of race, culture, or gender. If you are not a fearful Liberal hiding under your bed afraid to help, you will be fine. Liberals and evil divide us. Once we get God back into the country, we can quickly stomp out Liberals and evil people like this man here. We should have killed him a long time ago. Liberals and atheists always want to cry about the Bible and how God had the Israels wipe out entire groups of men like this. That is how you deal with them, you wipe their names off this earth or you have to deal with them over and over. And by the way, prison isn’t permanent. They get out early or they get bust out in war. This is normal warfare that we practice as well as other great nations. We bust out prisoners to cause riots and we arm them. We have the greatest population of angry prisoners and stupid Liberals think the Russians or Chinese won’t use that against us? Please, Liberals, they need to go away with this guy, permanently.


@cyber jingo You think Yust was raised a liberal??? Nope. You’re using this as an excuse to babble on with your own ill-conceived political nonsense theories. None of which are supported factually. Go rant someplace else.


Blcks make up half the prison population, only 13%of the National population and routinely get less time than white for any crime


Seriously what is wrong with you people?? You all just prove that all races have their fair share of hate filled horrendous scumbags.


It’s important to not that Kylr was molested as a child and has PTSD. He started drinking at 11, cocaine at 14, and heroin by 16. We’re talking about a very sick and mentally injured individual. My wife went to school with him.


So a standard killer from a messed up background. What’s new? Just about every single killer has the profile you describe and grew up in horrible conditions. Should we feel sorry for him though cause he’s white?


He was a sick mentally injured individual when your wife was in school with him. Now’s he’s all that, plus a trail of bodies in his wake. What if it was your wife that disappeared?

Billy joejimbob

Hell yeah ,why not use his White privilege card, Don’t leave home, it!


I been a close friend of kylrs for awhile now. He needs mental help more than jail time. But that is my opinion for being on the inside. Nobody ever tried to reach out. Nobody showed him REAL love. He is a sweetheart when hes being himself. But people judge so much based on a one-sided story


Thank you so much ! Kylr is my cousin. I wish more people knew more of him. He is not what the news says he is :(


There is absolutely no question. He is a violent, sub,human, sadistic killer and a serious danger to society, and he has been for a very long time. Just because he is occasionally nice as long as people do what he wants does not change the fact that he is dangerous, subhuman scum and should never walk free, willing and able to kill others.
Since you’re family, you should have done more to see he got the help and support he needed. But scum runs in families, and your family is probably full of scum like him.


So if you murder someone, you really aren’t a murderer?


A little late for mental help. When he’s not being himself he is beating and choking girls killing cats and setting cars on fire and making girls disappear. Sure maybe before this shit happened he could have used some therapy. How are you people defending him still? Is there really an explanation for him burning a missing girls car?


Maybe it’s a little too late for the help you need, Chris.

Buford T Justice

The general population of a prison can show him REAL love

Another anonymous

He needs to stay in jail and never get out..he can get help in jail but he should never get out.. He is a menace to society and that abuse shit as a child.. I don’t buy it..Its no excuse for what he’s done to Kara and Jessica..and he HAS done something to both of them..2 women missing. ..connected to the same man..definitely not coincidental

Thisisjustthetipoftheiceburg Lettus

Kylr has been a liar from way back. He was not sexually molested , that is a ploy to make people feel sorry for him. As for the drugs he was influenced by his half brother Jessup Carter to try them but not until he was 16. He has immitated Jessup in everything he has done. He even called Jessup to clean up the mess from two weeks ago. Kylr is spoiled rotten and can’t handle being told “no”. Kara told him “no more” and he lied to police, he lied to everyone but Jessup, he also helped clean that mess as well. Jessup is an accessorie to these murders along with his girlfriend Crystal. They have murdered people also. He should be looked into as a suspect in other missing people of kc and surrounding areas.

Loud d


That is absolutely crazy. I so hope the KCPD can finally nail Kylr and hopefully his brother also! They need to search where Jessep used to live, where is father still resides. I almost guarantee the girls are there!

Cyber Jingo (@USAPatriota)

Liberals always want to desensitize and issue by putting a formal label on evil. By putting a formal label on it, brainless doctors can give him meds which he’s already hooked on drugs as it is. Like Pharaoh Obama’s policy to let go of drug addicts in prison, so do the Liberals and Democrats downplay drug addiction. Pharaoh Obama let out more prisoners than the last 12 presidents COMBINED. He cited “non-violent” which is a Liberal lie. Druggies always need drugs and will do anything to get them, selling their diseased bodies, robbing, killing, anything for drugs. This guy needs to be shot. Republicans will pay good money to be on the firing squad and the money proceeds can go to her family. Also, we will sell tickets to observe our perfect Justice and republicans will fill the seats and pay decent money to watch his death. The proceeds can also go to her family. It is very simple, but the Liberals who ruin our country will instead want to baby this evil creep who they can relate to, give him food, shelter, an education, the best medical in the world, just to make themselves happy that they did something good for the world for once. Their Liberal logic is the bane of humanity, no one wants Liberals in their country except maybe the Canadians and Swiss. Obviously, both countries depend on the rest of the world to keep them safe because Liberals are evil sissies brainwashed to call 911 yet they are quick to murder babies.


This has nothing to do with Liberal/Conservative views. Now take that tin-foil hat off and go take a bath Jingo… ya weirdo…


You are an idiot Cyber Jingo- and that’s from a proud, card carrying member of the Republican party. As far as your rhetoric representing the rest of us, please don’t. Even the Republicans, well at least of us that have an education and can think for ourselves, realize that President Trump and the rest of them are getting something over on the entire country, but you keep supporting him you red-necked wiener dog.

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