On Friday, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office detectives and members of the Warrensburg Police Department CRT responded to the 100 block SE 2 highway, just west of Leeton, to conduct a search for missing person, Kathy Downs.

Detectives had received information that Downs possibly entered the corn field on or about July 22. The corn field consisted of approximately 180 acres.

The Sheriff’s Office contacted pilot, Jared Sisk, and he offered to utilize his personal helicopter to assist in searching the corn field.

During the flight, detectives located the body of a deceased female in the corn field. The body was recovered and will be transported to the Kansas City Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and confirmation of identity.

Downs' next of kin has been notified and this is an ongoing investigation, the Sheriff's Office said.