Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013
Burned body victim identified
By Bethany Bashioum
The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the body found in a burned and partially submerged car March 18.
The vehicle was discovered in the Bittern Bottoms Conservation Area near Harrisonville on Monday afternoon.
The victim has been identified as 27-year-old George Wood of Belton.
At this time, law enforcement officials believes there are no indications of foul play.
According to investigators, it could take several weeks for a final report on lab and forensics test.
Detectives are awaiting complete test results from the Medical Examiner’s Office before making a final determination on the cause of death.
Because of the nature of the incident, deputies contacted the Kansas City Crime to assist in the investigation.
Bittern Bottoms Conservation Area is located at E. 307th Street, near DD Highway, in southwest Harrisonville.