Human remains found in Grain Valley where FBI, police are investigating missing persons case

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Independence Police Department is working with other agencies to search a property in Grain Valley where investigators told FOX4 they found human remains on Wednesday.

Investigators confirmed officers are searching in the 4000 block of S. Buckner Tarsney Road Wednesday afternoon. They said the search is related to a missing person case from Independence.

So far they haven’t identified this person, but detectives have been communicating with their family. Those detectives are also in touch with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, and say this case will be referred for homicide charges when the investigation is complete.

Police wouldn’t say who owns the property or if they’ve identified suspects. Neighbors told FOX4 a man, woman and several children live on the property.

Court records and property records show the man who owns the land and home faces charges of child enticement, child molestation, sexual misconduct and tampering with evidence. He’s currently in the Jackson County jail, but so far has not been accused of anything related to the search happening on Wednesday.

FOX4 is continuing to follow developments with this story, and will identify who police suspect in this case and the charges against them after they’re filed.

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