Last week, Jerry Bausby pleaded not guilty in Jackson County, Missouri, on charges of first-degree murder, sodomy, incest and sexual abuse in the death of his daughter, 18-year-old Daizsa Laye Bausby.
Police say Jerry denied having sexual contact with his daughter; however, tests from the lab examiner show that genetic material swabbed from Jerry Bausby's body matched Daizsa’s DNA.
Bausby remains jailed on $750,000 cash bond.
Kansas City Police have arrested and charged Jerry Bausby for the killing of his teenage daughter. The family of 18-year-old Daizsa Bausby believes that her father’s drug and alcohol addiction is responsible for his alleged crime.
On March 20 of this year, Jerry called Daizsa while she was at home. The phone call would be the last record of Daizsa alive.
Daizsa’s body was found the next day in a 4 Acres Motel. According to criminal investigators, she was sodomized then suffocated. Police used the surveillance camera to place Jerry Bausby at the scene. Additionally, the Kansas City crime lab found Daizsa’s DNA on his genitals.
After Jerry did not show up to Daizsa’s funeral, her family began to question him.
“We began to suspect, something's not right, you know something,” said Daizsa’s aunt Gaye Martin.
Last week, the district attorney informed Martin and the rest of the family that Jerry had been arrested and charged with first degree murder, sodomy, incest and sexual abuse. Immediately, the family began to think about how differently Jerry behaves when he is under the influence.
The family thinks that Daizsa may have gone with Jerry in March to help him get clean, but a tragic killing occurred instead.
Jerry Bausby is now in custody at KCPD, being held on a $750,000 cash only bond.
(Photo: Jackson County sheriff’s Office, Jacynda Mosley via GoFundMe)