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Possible human remains found in shed behind Pleasant Hill home

Police in Pleasant Hill were investigating after someone reported finding possible human remains in a shed Tuesday, March 12, in the 400 block of North Independence Street. This is a Google Maps view of the area from 2014.
Police in Pleasant Hill were investigating after someone reported finding possible human remains in a shed Tuesday, March 12, in the 400 block of North Independence Street. This is a Google Maps view of the area from 2014. Google Maps

Police officers in Cass County were investigating after someone reported finding possible human remains in a shed Tuesday afternoon.

The Pleasant Hill Police Department posted on Facebook that its officers were called to the 400 block of North Independence Street to investigate the report.

A person told police they were cleaning a shed behind a home when they found what they believed to be human remains.

Police observed what was found and also believed the remains could possibly be human, the post said.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and took possession of the remains. It is assisting in the investigation.

No further details were shared Tuesday night.

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.


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