Police identify human remains found near Oaklawn

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police have identified the remains found near Oaklawn late last month as a man missing for over a year.

Officers responded at around 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 30 to an unknown call for police near 55th Street South and Clifton. Officer Charley Davidson said a person hunting deer in the area found the skeletal remains. 

The bones were identified by the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center as those of Donald Cook of Wichita. Officer Davidson said Cook was reported missing in May of 2017. 

Investigators examined the area and collected evidence after the discovery. The investigation is ongoing, but Davidson said Cook's death doesn't appear suspicious.


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Wichita police are investigating after a hunter found what are believed to be human remains Friday morning

Officers responded at around 8:30 a.m. to an unknown call for police near 55th Street South and Clifton, which is south of the Oaklawn neighborhood. 

Wichita Police Officer Charley Davidson said a person hunting deer in the area found the skeletal remains. 

Authorities were still on scene investigating Friday afternoon. No additional information was provided. 

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