MAIZE - The investigation continues after a body was found inside a car outside an apartment complex.
According to Maize Police Chief Matt Jensby, an autopsy was performed Tuesday but the results were inconclusive because of the condition of the body. Toxicology results could take four-to-six months to come back.
Police are also waiting on tests to confirm the identity using DNA and dental records, but Chief Jensby said that too could take months.
The discovery was made Monday morning at the Fieldstone Apartments, located at 5050 N. Maize Road. Around 10:30 a.m., someone who lives at the apartment complex called police about a bad smell coming from a white sedan in the parking lot on the south side of the complex. When officers arrived, they also noticed the smell but couldn't see inside the car because of the heavy tint on the windows.
Officers called for other emergency services as well as a Sedgwick County sheriff's lab, then opened the car and found a body in the back seat.
The McPherson Police Department posted an update on its Facebook page saying the car belonged to a Wichita man who owned a sports bar in McPherson. 54-year-old Adam Sabri was last seen on February 9.
Because of the advanced stage of decomposition, police estimate the body may have been there for months. They don't yet know if the body is that of Sabri, nor the cause of death; it's being classified as a suspicious death.
Many neighbors tell KAKE News they've seen the car sitting in the lot for several months, but say the back windows are tinted so darkly that make it nearly impossible to see inside.
The neighbors say they didn't have any reason to think something was wrong with the car.
Just in the last several days, as temperatures rose into the 90s and low 100s, neighbors say they began to notice a bad smell around the apartment complex.