BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (KAKE) - The Sedgwick and Sumner County sheriff's offices are working to recover two sets of human remains found in Sumner County.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said the remains were found in the area of 300 North River Road, in rural Belle Plaine, and are believed to be connected to an ongoing homicide investigation. The remains were located near previously discovered remains that were found on Friday, May 10.

"The location of the bodies is not in the city of Belle Plaine as mentioned in the reports and is about 10 miles from our community," Belle Plaine Police Chief Bill Berry said. 

The last time the victims were seen was at a residence in the 9500 block of South Hydraulic on January 1, 2024.

In January, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office asked for the community's help in locating a woman who was last seen on New Year's Day in the 9500 block of South Hydraulic. Authorities have not confirmed whether the cases are connected. 

If you have any information related to this investigation, you are asked to call the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Investigations Division at 316-660-5300.