Kansas City, Kansas- Remains Found In Barrel

Police have released a photograph of items found along with the human remains discovered in a barrel in a wooded area of Kansas City, Kan., last Friday. May 07,2010

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman, whose body was found inside a barrel by tree trimmers working in an isolated area along North 51st Terrace.

The picture released on Tuesday shows a beaded necklace and three distinctive rings — one gold or a white metal band and two that were white or silver metal.

The Wyandotte County Coroner’s Office said the woman was either white or of mixed race. They said she was 5 feet 5 inches tall and between 20 and 40 years old. Officials said the body had been in the barrel for years, and likely died sometime between 1996 and five to six years ago.

The woman had some dental work done in the form of fillings, officials said. Police said they believe she was wearing a dark brown wig at the time of her death, along with what appeared to be clear-colored artificial fingernails.
If you have a tip KCKPD’s Major Case Unit at 913-573-6020 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.