Wanted Kansas City man arrested after standoff

Emenencio C. Lansdown (Courtesy KSHB)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Police have arrested the Kansas man charged with killing the sister of a girl whose kidnapping 17 years earlier sparked a massive manhunt before she was found dead in Missouri.

Kansas City, Kansas, police say Emenencio Lansdown was arrested Sunday morning after a five-hour standoff. Lansdown shot at officers several times before ultimately surrendering around 7 a.m.

Prosecutors have charged the 41-year-old with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm in the death of 34-year-old Casey Eaton of Kansas City. Kansas.

Eaton’s sister, Pamela Butler, was 10 in October 1999 when she was kidnapped while roller-skating near her Kansas City, Kansas, home. The abductor, Keith Nelson, got away, and Butler’s body was later found in Grain Valley, Missouri.

Nelson later was convicted in federal court and sentenced to death.


Kansas City, Kansas police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a murder.

Emenencio C. Lansdown has been charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm related to the murder of Casey Eaton. He is not currently in custody.

Officers found Eaton shot to death in a car near 9th and Kansas Ave. Wednesday night.

The U.S. Marshals Service and the KCK Police Department’s Violent Crimes Task Force are asking for the public’s help to find Lansdown.

Lansdown was last seen in the Armourdale area in Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday evening.

He’s 5’9” tall, weighs 130 pounds and has a bald/shaved head with blue eyes. Lansdown has multiple tattoos including “Cassie” on the side of his neck and a skull on his upper back.

Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Lansdown’s whereabouts can contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the U.S. Marshals Service at 913-551-6727.