A landowner mowing property in western Sedgwick County on Monday afternoon came across what’s believed to be human remains, an official with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said.
Lt. Lin Dehning said it’s too early to tell the age and gender of the person found and whether foul play was involved. The remains were discovered at about 3:20 p.m. in a field south of a house in the 14800 block of West 13th Street North, just outside the Wichita city limits near 151st Street West.
“It’s a farm property, and the house until recently was being rented,” Dehning said. After coming upon the remains, the landowner immediately stopped mowing and called 911, he said.
“We are now working to determine the identity of those remains. And once we determine the identity, we will determine the circumstances surrounding the person’s death,” Dehning said. He had no other details to offer late Monday afternoon.
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Forensic investigators with the sheriff’s office were at the scene around 5 p.m. Monday. The coroner’s office was expected to be there later.