A body discovered by city trash collectors on their route Friday morning was identified Saturday as Brandy Castaneda Helbock. She was 43 and lived in Kansas City.
Kansas City police launched a homicide investigation Friday morning after city trash collectors found human remains at 49th Street and Brooklyn Avenue.
Police did not release a cause of death or details of how the workers discovered the remains. The workers notified police about 8:30 a.m.
A police news release Saturday offered no other details on the case.