Body found inside car at KCI Airport parking lot

A body was discovered inside a car in a parking lot at Kansas City International Airport late on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Randy Potter

Randy Potter

Officers from the Kansas City International Airport Police Department made the discovery shortly before 8 p.m. after receiving a call about a foul order emitting from the vehicle located in Economy Lot B. The man was later identified as Randy Potter, 53, from Lenexa, Kan.

Potter had been reported missing in January of this year.

Officials with the Kansas City (Mo.) Police Department said that the death appears to be a suicide and no evidence of foul play has been found at this time. KCTV5 News reported that the body had been in the vehicle since Jan. 17.

Family members told The Kansas City Star that Potter was found sitting in the front driver’s seat, which was slightly reclined. The windows on the vehicle were tinted but were still light enough to allow anyone to see inside.

A parking pass from when Potter entered the lot was dated Jan. 17, the day he disappeared from his home according to the family. The family had searched the airport shortly after Potter disappeared and they were told by airport police and parking workers that if his vehicle was there, it would be found.