Construction workers dug up bones Monday beneath a Kansas City building downtown at 18th and McGee streets.
The building formerly used by The Kansas City Star is vacant and being renovated. Concrete workers were digging beneath the building that sits on the southwest corner of 18th and McGee when they found the bones, police said. Some of the bones were wedged into a wall.
Police took a few of the bones and are investigating whether they belonged to a human. If so, police said they would come back with a search warrant to dig up the rest.
Chris Compton, a contractor working on the building, said a construction worker who found the bones grabbed one from the wall and handed it to a police officer who responded to the scene.
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“He just handed it up to him,” Compton said.
The building was used by the Star until 2011. It has been vacant since then. 3D Development is renovating the building, which will be used for offices, according to a development representative with the company.