Sheriff’s department: Human remains are likely of a transient man

Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies on the scene of a home in west Sedgwick County where human remains were found on Monday, May 15, 2017. Photo: KSN/Scott Dietz)

SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after human remains were found at a home in western Sedgwick County Monday afternoon.

Sedgwick County investigators say the remains were found about 3:20 p.m. by the owner of the home who was mowing a field south of the residence. Officials say the home, located at 14800 W. 13th St. North, became vacant after the former tenant moved out about a month ago.

“We believe that the human remains found yesterday in the 14800 block of West 13th Street North are that of a transient man.  We are currently working to positively determine the man’s identity,” said Lin Dehning, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Officer. “We do not have any evidence to indicate foul play in this man’s death.”

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