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Family files lawsuit after missing man’s body is found 8 months later in KCI parking lot

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Randy Potter’s body was discovered in his truck in a lot at the airport in September of last year after he took his own life.

The lawsuit filed by the Potter family’s attorney names the company Standard Parking Plus and two of its employees.

For months, we’ve been tracking the story.

Potter went missing January 17, 2017.

A week later his family filed a missing person’s report.

Potter was a frequent flier for business reasons, so the family said they came to the airport and spoke with employees of the parking company and asked if they saw the vehicle, to let them know.

The lawsuit claims the family was told a license plate reader would be used to identify the vehicle.

Potter’s vehicle wasn’t discovered until 8 months later after a patron parked nearby and smelled a foul order and saw a pool of blood on the ground.

A few of the seven counts in the lawsuit include negligence, emotional distress, and breach of contract.

Failed settlement talks between Standard Parking, the operator of the parking lot, and the Potter family is what led to the petition being filed in Platte County by attorneys for the family.

“I think for a company the size of SP Plus it needs to be a significant amount of money and that’s well over seven figures and that’s just because that’s how you get the attention of a corporation, because that’s their bottom line,” said Chris Gahagan, the Potter family’s attorney. “They are not doing this because they are good people. They are doing this because they make money off it.”

It’s important to point out that the city, the owner of the airport and surrounding property, is not named in the lawsuit. Standard Parking Plus operates their business on the city’s property.

We reached out to the company but we have not heard back.

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