Police find body in barrel near 18th Street and K-5, homicide investigation underway

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kansas City, Kansas police are investigating a homicide Wednesday.

The scene is near 18th Street and K-5, which is close to Memorial Park Cemetery Sunset.

KCKPD said the wooded area is a popular illegal dumping site. Police tell FOX4 there are trail cameras in use in the area and investigators are hoping to pull images from those.

According to officials on the scene, someone driving by noticed a foot sticking out of a barrel on the side of the road, and pulled over. That person then called police.

Police said the burned remains might make it hard to learn the victim's identity but believe they have an advantage since the crime took place within the past day.

No suspects have been arrested at this time.

The incident remains under investigation. Police are asking anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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