Human skull found in Kansas River believed to be several decades old

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A human skull was found Sunday on a sandbar in the Kansas River.BONNER , Kan. — Investigators said Monday that a human skull found in the Kansas River over the weekend has been there for several decades.

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. — Police were called Sunday afternoon to an area on the Kansas River near Shawnee Riverfront Park after a kayaker digging for rocks found a human skull on a sandbar.

Detective Adam Khan with the Bonner Springs Police Department said the skull has been in the river for several decades. The remains are of a male, mid to late age.

The skull is at the Wyandotte County Coroner’s Office, where they will spend the next few days continuing to examine the skull.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story identified Detective Adam Khan as a member of the Shawnee Police Department. Det. Khan is a member of the Bonner Springs Police Department.

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