The Johnson County district attorney’s office has charged a 22-year-old man with capital murder and rape less than a day after he was taken into custody in connection to the disappearance of an Overland Park woman.
Korrey Raine White Rinke of Ottawa, Kan., was charged Thursday in the killing of Julianna Pappas.
Rinke made his first appearance Thursday afternoon in Johnson County District Court.
Because the capital murder charge carries a possible death sentence, an attorney from the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit was appointed to represent Rinke.
Rinke’s next court appearance was set for Wednesday.
The body of 46-year-old Pappas, who was last seen Aug. 22, was found late Wednesday in a wooded area south of 115th Street, between Switzer Road and Indian Creek Parkway. Police say Rinke killed Pappas on or around Aug. 22 after assaulting her. Court documents do not say how she was killed.
Rinke was booked into the jail early Thursday, according to jail records. His bond is set at $1 million.
Records show that Rinke is unemployed and has lived in both Iowa and Kansas in the past decade. He was born in Iowa.
Police are continuing to investigate, and anyone with information is asked to call Overland Park police at 913-895-6300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).