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Customers Complain Of Foul Odor Coming From Parking Lot - Police Horrified By What They Find

Complaints of a terrible smell in a parking lot led police to a grisly discovery.

The family of a Kansas man who went missing eight months ago were shocked to learn where their loved one was. The man had committed suicide eight months earlier in his car in an airport parking lot. His decomposing body sat there in the car all this time with no one noticing it.

Randy Potter, a 53-year-old from Lenexa, was last seen on January 17. His family and police have frantically been looking for him for more than eight months. His body was finally found not 45 minutes from home at the Kansas City International Airport in Missouri.

A body was found in the vehicle and was decomposed so badly that authorities couldn't initially tell if it was a male or female, or what race the deceased might have been. After some investigation, it was determined that the remains were Mr. Potter's.

Potter's family is furious. “What kills me the most was I was there … he could’ve been found the first week,” his wife, Carolina Potter, said to the Washington Post. Mrs. Potter is a flight attendant who searched the parking lot where her husband's car was found.

Carolina had given the airport missing person's fliers to put up. She described the car - a white 2014 Dodge Ram - to airport authorities. They reassured her that the parking lots were checked in a routine security sweep on a regular basis. They said if they found the car they would let her know.

Unfortunately, their security sweeps were not as thorough as they thought they were. The body was recovered on September 12, which means it was sitting in the car for eight full months.

Potter is believed to have died of a suicide. He was probably dead by the time the family and police began looking for him, but Carolina still feels that her husband was failed by the system.

“Every single entity failed my husband,” Carolina wrote in a Facebook post. “Every single one.”

Authorities said that there was no indication that Potter may have been suicidal when he went missing, or that he was endangered. They treated it as a missing person's case.

“He just had not shown up to work and family had not heard from him. There were no suspicious circumstances or foul place suspected,” said Lenexa Police Spokesperson Danny Chavez to People Magazine. The only reason the airport was considered at all was because authorities were looking to see if he boarded any planes. Once they learned he wasn't on any flights after he went missing, they ceased contact with the airport on the case.

“The City of Kansas City and its Aviation Department express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Randy Potter,” read a statement from the Airport Police Division. We wish them peace during this difficult time. We are working with all parties to determine the facts involved, including SP Plus, which manages the 25,000 parking spaces at Kansas City International Airport.”

Mr. Potter's family is now demanding accountability for the horrific oversight. In a press conference, his daughter Nicole said, "I want whatever changes to come about from all of this to be permanent... I don’t want for someone to have to sit there for as long as my dad did.”

Source: People
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