Authorities in Pettis County are investigating after human remains were found in a Sedalia trailer park and in a nearby wooded area.
Deputies were called to the Goodwill Chapel Trailer Park in the 26000 block of Goodwill Chapel Road about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
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Authorities in Pettis County are investigating after a woman's remains were found in a Sedalia trailer park and in a nearby wooded area.
An autopsy determined Wednesday that the remains belonged to a white woman.
Detectives spent Monday combing the trailer.
Deputies were called to the Lot 19 of the Goodwill Chapel Trailer Park in the 26000 block of Goodwill Chapel Road about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. This came after a grisly discovery was made after the tenant had been evicted.
"At first I thought it was fake until I got a closer look at it," said maintenance worker Jeremy Faulkner. "Then I realized it was real."
When deputies arrived, they located partial human remains in a container that was at the trailer.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies discovered additional partial remains in a wooded area a short distance from the home.
Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond said they are investigating whether the two scenes are connected, and no arrests have been made related to the remains.
Authorities went to the trailer after the man living there, Joseph Arbieter, was arrested on other charges. The 65-year-old man was arrested on charges including a sex crime, armed criminal action and possession of a controlled substance.
His landlord had evicted him.
Faulkner, who lives in the trailer park, was part of a crew that had gone to the trailer to clean it out. The landlord's grandson pointed out the box.
When he looked inside, Faulkner saw human arms and leg.
"Appalling. Disturbing. Scary," Faulkner said about his emotional response. "Shocked really."
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting in the investigation.
The Pettis County Sheriff's Office is not investigating any current missing persons reports. If you know someone in the area who may be missing, call the authorities.
Anyone with information regarding the case is urged contact the TIPS Hotline at 660-827-TIPS, or call the Pettis County Sheriff's Office at 660-827-0052.
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