Remains of a child found in concrete structure in Wichita

Officers search a house on S. Vine Street Saturday night. Sunday night authorities said the remains of a boy, around three years old, were found in a concrete structure Saturday night. The investigation into the death of the child is ongoing. (Photo courtesy KSN News)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The remains of a child have been found in a concrete structure that was in a house in the 2000 block of South Vine.

According to Officer Charley Davidson, officers were called to the home on Saturday after a property owner cleaning out a rental property alerted police to a suspicious concrete structure.

Police removed the structure and found the remains of a child, about three years old, inside.

Police said residents of the house, a 40-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, were arrested earlier in the week and are being held in the Sedgwick County Jail on different charges associated with a child custody case.

The investigation into the child’s death is ongoing. Authorities said they have a tentative identification on the child but a confirmation is being coordinated through the Sedgwick County Medical Examiner.

Davidson said any updates and additional information will be released Tuesday morning.

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