OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) – Police in Overland Park Wednesday said they have identified the woman at the center of a homicide investigation that started a day earlier.

Investigators said the body of 22-year-old Layne R. Mays was found in her parents’ home in the 5500 block of West 148th Terrace Tuesday afternoon.

A check of the Johnson County Booking Log shows the arrest of her 27-year-old brother Parker Mays of Lawrence. He was booked in Tuesday night on murder county and police said they are not looking for any other suspects.

Around 1:30 Tuesday, police got a call from a mother who had found her daughter dead. When police arrived, they found Layne deceased inside the home. Police have not released an official cause of death yet.

Layne was a former Kansas State student, but a university spokeswoman told KCTV5 News that Layne was not enrolled for the spring semester.

Layne was known as an accomplished equestrian as she was on the Intercollegiate Riding Team at K-State.


“Something like that is very, very tragic. I don’t wish that on anyone to lose a loved one especially when a parent finds their child deceased, that’s a very bad situation,” John Lacy with the Overland Park Police Department said.

Parker is currently being held in the Johnson County Jail with no bail or bond.

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