KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A Kansas City man has been charged with killing a woman to keep her from revealing that several people were sexually assaulting her.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/RR2ZWP ) reports that 23-year-old Micah Moore, of Kansas City, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder in the death of Bethany Ann Deaton. The body of the 27-year-old woman was found Oct. 30 in a van at a Kansas City-area lake. Authorities also discovered what appeared to be a suicide note and an empty pill bottle.

Court documents say Moore confessed Friday to the killing. It’s not clear if he has an attorney. Moore is charged only with murder, though the detective’s statement said that Moore had admitted the sexual assaults to a pastor.

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