The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the man who called as Michael Peterson. According to the KBI's statement, while inside the home, Ford County deputies reportedly "noticed evidence that a crime had occurred in the residence" and took Peterson in for questioning.
The Sheriff's Office then called in the KBI for assistance in helping locate Kayla and Aaliyah. The two law enforcement agencies also worked with the Edwards County Sheriff's Office in the search.
According to the KBI, on June 16 at 4:15 a.m., officials found Kayla's body in rural Ford County. Over an hour later, at 5:50 a.m., Aaliyah's body was recovered in Kinsley.
Peterson was arrested for murder at 7:35 a.m. for two counts of capital murder.