Human remains found in Ray County Wednesday

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Apr 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-29 12:15:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Human remains were discovered in Ray County on Wednesday, according to the sheriff's office.

A mushroom hunter found skeletal remains in a wooded area and called the authorities. The sheriff's office did not specify where the wooded area is located.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit was called in to assist, as well as the Washburn University Forensic Anthropology Recovery Unit.

Sheriff Scott Childers said there are no known missing persons in the area. There is a chance the remains stem from criminal actions.

The investigation is ongoing.

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