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KBI identifies body found in Galena


GALENA, Kan. — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Galena Police Department have identified the remains of a man found on Monday, Feb. 27, in a field in Galena. 

The man has been identified as 52-year-old Peter C. Wittington, of Carthage, Missouri. Wittington last spoke to family in late 2022. 

At around 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, the Galena Police Department received a report of a body found in a field, near 11th St. and Wood St. When officers responded, they located the badly decomposed remains of a man.  

At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Galena Police Department requested KBI assistance with the investigation. KBI agents responded to the scene. 

The investigation is ongoing, but has not indicated any signs of foul play. Authorities are awaiting the final autopsy report.