Construction crew finds human skeletal remains at downtown airport

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Construction workers made a grisly discovery on Monday at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Police were dispatched to the scene shortly before 5 p.m. and confirmed that human skeletal remains were found.

Construction crews were working on a taxiway rehabilitation project that started in July and is set to finish in October. How this investigation impacts that timeline is unclear at present.

"Really surprising, especially in the middle of an airport. It's amazing that I guess it's out there and this airport has been here forever," David Pennington, a cyclist who commonly travels by the airport said.

Police said they could not identify whether it was a male or a female. At present it is being treated as a death investigation. Police also said that the remains have been there for an extensive period of time, recovery and identification are expected to take several hours.

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