Charges in Brendon Dean of Lee's Summit death
Sept. 9, 2011
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today the filing of charges in connection with the death of Brandon Dean, 19, of Lee’s Summit. Dean’s body was found June 27 in a wooded area of James A. Reed Wildlife Area.
Mackenzie R. Levens, 18, of Raymore, Mo., faces Abandonment of a Corpse, a felony.
According to court documents, Levens led police to Dean’s body and told police that Dean died after taking methadone. He and an acquaintance dumped Dean’s body at James A. Reed to “get rid of him.” The Jackson County Medical Examiner has concluded Dean died of methadone intoxication.
The acquaintance with Levens was a juvenile. Recommended bond for Levens is $20,000/10 percent.