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Officers locate remains of missing man in Overland Park

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Apr 29, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The remains of a man who was reported missing were found Monday afternoon at the Arthur & Betty Verhaeghe Park in Overland Park, police said.

Saturday, volunteers were cleaning up the park when they located the man's backpack close to a walking trail, near the 11400 block of W. 167th.

Around noon Monday, a search team with the Overland Park Police Department located human remains in close proximity to the backpack.

Police said the man was reported missing in May 2023. His belongings were located in the backpack.

No foul play was suspected in the incident.

In addition to OPPD, the Johnson County Park Patrol and Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the discovery of remains.