Body not found for 8 months in Missouri airport parking lot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A man's body sat undiscovered for eight months in his pickup truck in a Kansas City International Airport parking lot and his family wants answers.

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The Kansas City Star reports that the body of 53-year-old Randy Potter was found last week after someone reported a bad smell coming from the truck. Police say the man from suburban Lenexa, Kansas, appeared to have died by suicide, but provided no details.

His parking pass is dated Jan. 17, the day he disappeared. The truck's windows are tinted, but are light enough to allow anyone to see inside. Police say a blanket covered the body.

Potter's wife, Carolina, says the family suffered prolonged "agonizing" over his absence.

Kansas City spokesman Chris Hernandez said in a statement that city officials are investigating.

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Authorities have found a person dead inside a vehicle parked at Kansas City International Airport and another body in a vehicle near a shopping mall about 25 miles to the south.

Police said in a news release that the first body was discovered around 8 p.m. Tuesday after police received a call about a foul order coming from a vehicle in an airport parking lot.

The gender and race of the person inside the vehicle weren't immediately known.

About 30 minutes later, officers found the body of a woman while responding to a parking lot that is a block north of Ward Parkway Center.

Police are investigating both deaths and say the medical examiner will determine how the two people died.

No other information was immediately released.