CHANUTE, Kan. - Authorities in southeast Kansas are seeking help identifying a body found at the site of a fire in Chanute. Investigators on Thursday also asked for assistance in locating 36-year-old Cristy K. Thomas-Wiles, who is now considered a missing person. Her connection to the fire investigation is unclear, and police did not immediately respond to a request for further information.
The fire broke out last week in a residential area of the city. The Chanute Police Department was summoned back to the scene Wednesday to investigate the possible discovery of a body. Police say the person's identity is unknown and the body will be transported for autopsy. The state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire.