Bones that construction workers dug up Monday beneath a downtown Kansas City building were from a human, police said Tuesday.
The bones were found underneath a vacant building on the southwest corner of 18th and McGee streets. The building, which was formerly used by The Kansas City Star, is being renovated. Concrete workers were digging beneath it when they found the bones, police said. Some of the bones were wedged into a wall.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner and archeologists are investigating.
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.