New details emerge on timeline of Jessica Runions' disappearance - KCTV5

New details emerge on timeline of Jessica Runions' disappearance

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Police discovered Runions' SUV near 95th Street and Blue River Road, just 11 minutes away from the grandfather's home, which is about five miles away. (KCTV5) Police discovered Runions' SUV near 95th Street and Blue River Road, just 11 minutes away from the grandfather's home, which is about five miles away. (KCTV5)
Investigators seized a blue plaid shirt, an alcohol swab with blood on it and a Q-tip with blood on it from Kylr Yust’s grandfather’s home. (KCTV5) Investigators seized a blue plaid shirt, an alcohol swab with blood on it and a Q-tip with blood on it from Kylr Yust’s grandfather’s home. (KCTV5)
Jessica Runions has been missing since Sept. 8. (Submitted) Jessica Runions has been missing since Sept. 8. (Submitted)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

New details have emerged about the timeline leading up to Jessica Runions' disappearance. 

Runions was last seen leaving a party at a duplex on Jackson Avenue in Grandview late Thursday night on Sept. 8. 

Witnesses say she left in her SUV with Kylr Yust, the man later charged with knowingly setting the vehicle on fire. 

KCTV5 has learned Runions talked to her boyfriend around 2:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon. She last texted him around 9:30 p.m. that night. Jessica's mother attempted to call but received no answer. 

A source tells KCTV5 suspect Kylr Yust's grandfather told police Runions' black Chevy Equinox was parked outside his house on Sept. 9, the morning after she disappeared. 

The grandfather then told investigators her SUV had left by 3 p.m. that day. 

Police discovered Runions' SUV near 95th Street and Blue River Road, just 11 minutes away from the grandfather's home, which is about five miles away.

Police searched Runions' SUV for evidence including DNA and weapons. A liquid sample and fire debris were seized by police. The exact type of liquid is unknown at this time. 

Investigators seized a blue plaid shirt, an alcohol swab with blood on it and a Q-tip with blood on it from Yust’s grandfather’s home. 

KCTV5 spoke with Yust's grandfather on Sept. 14 right after police searched his home. 

"Sure, I'm worried about these girls," said Alfred Yust. 

Yust added, "I don't know," when asked if his grandson had anything to do with it.

In Benton County, authorities searched a home Yust was known to live in. There, they found two live rounds of a .9mm ammunition and a shirt.

Yust was apprehended by authorities the morning of Sept. 11. They took DNA samples from Yust, including swabs from his face and hands, hair samples, and his fingernails.

The new information could jog memories and bring in new tips in the case. 

Runions' family desperately wants to see her smile again. 

"The immediate word that comes to mind is complete sweetheart," said Tiffany Sims, her cousin. "She didn't turn anyone away from a conversation." 

"Please anyone out there, if you know anything about her whereabouts, please come forward and say something," said Kimberly Newberry, another cousin of Runions. "We want her home safe with us."

If you have any information about Runions' disappearance, please call police at 816-234-5136 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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