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Police find remains of kidnapped children

Remains of two children missing for 2 years and whose father is serving 38 years for parental kidnapping are discovered in a shallow grave near the Missouri River.

San and Lindsey Porter were last seen in 2004 when their father picked them up from his estranged wife for a weekend visit starting in June 5, 2004.

Their whereabouts had been a mystery, as Dan Porter told several different stories about what happened to them. He was convicted in 2006 of parental kidnapping with the intent to terrorize his ex-wife and sentenced to 38 years in prison.

Tom Gentry, spokesman for the Independence police department, said the remains were those of children, who were 7 and 8 years old when they disappeared.

Additional charges have not been filed against him since the bones were found, and Gentry said police plan to present their case to prosecutors soon.

Police brought the children's mother, Tina Porter, to the scene on Monday, Gentry said.

The remains were found in a wooded, industrial area about eight miles from Kansas City. Investigators looking for the children had searched there before, and Gentry has said Porter knew the area because he had hunted there.

It also is where Dan Porter and Tina Porter met on the day he took the children. Police said he asked Tina Porter to meet him near the area to exchange vehicles with him.

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