Lenexa police find human remains inside storage unit

LENEXA, Kan. -- Police are conducting a death investigation after human remains were found inside a storage unit on Tuesday.

Lenexa patrol officers responded to a U-Haul at 9250 Marshall Drive to check on the welfare of individuals who had been sleeping in the storage unit, police said.

Upon arrival, human remains were discovered inside a storage unit. Police are calling it a "death investigation" but did not provide any details on the cause of death.

"Our patrol officers were dispatched here yesterday evening before 7 o’clock. The call was that some individuals had been sleeping in one of the storage units," Danny Chavez with Lenexa Police told FOX 4 News. "The remains were a bit decomposed to identify, so it may take some time to identify, but at this point we do not have any information if it is a male or female, or the age. We just don’t know. We will continue to investigate that."

Lenexa Police are now working with the Johnson County Crime Lab on this ongoing investigation.

FOX 4 will update this story as information becomes available.