Jason Cott and Alexis Leza make first court appearances in the death of Angela Cott

Two men charged in connection with the death of a woman found on the side of U.S. Highway 69

near Louisburg made their first appearances in Johnson County District Court Monday.

KCTV 5 reports that 30-year-old Jason Warren Cott allegedly strangled his wife, 29-year-old Angela D. Cott, to death inside a Lenexa hotel room and then dumped her body.

Angela Cott’s half-clothed body was discovered last Wednesday on the side of the highway near 311th Street.

Last week, Johnson County prosecutors charged Cott with first-degree murder. Prosecutors also charged Alexis Cruz Leza with aiding a felon for allegedly helping Cott dump his wife’s body.

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