Kansas City police investigating after set of eyeballs found near trash cans outside gas station

Eyeballs could be human or animal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police want to know who left a set of eyeballs at an area gas station.

An employee at the Conoco at Northwest 112th Street and Northwest Ambassador Drive called police early Thursday when he found what was described as a suspicious package on top of a trash container outside the station.

Inside the package was a medical cooler and a set of what appeared to be eyes, police said.

It’s hard to tell if the eyes may belong to a human because many animals have eyes that look similar to human eyes, investigators said.

Authorities thought the eyes may be human, so they contacted area eye transplant centers and hospitals to see if anyone was missing the eyes.

The owner of the gas station arrived later, allowing investigators to view surveillance tape. It showed two men in a blue Toyota with Nebraska license plates walking the package to the trash.

Police took the package to the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office, where a doctor was set to review the eyes later Thursday morning.

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