For this six-day series, Kansas City Star reporters reviewed more than 4,000 pages of police and laboratory reports and about nine hours of recorded witness and suspect interviews. Much of that material only recently became available and provided new insights into one of the areas most prurient homicide cases. Reporters also interviewed lawyers, police officers, friends, family members and fellow church members of David Love and Randy and Teresa Stone. Love and Teresa Stone declined to speak with The Star. Dialogue in the series is taken from official reports, recorded police interviews and from the recollections of participants in the conversations.
Mark Morris, 58, covers courts and joined The Star in 1984. To contact him, call 816-234-4310 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Burnes, 58, covers eastern Jackson County and joined The Star in 1978. To contact him, call 816-234-4120 or send email to email@example.com.