Small boy's body found encased in concrete in Kansas house

Police have been investigating after the body of a small boy was discovered encased in concrete inside a rental home in Wichita, Kansas.

The Wichita Eagle reported the landlord was cleaning the house Saturday when he found a concrete structure and noticed an odour coming from it.

Police removed the structure and discovered the remains of a 3-year-old boy inside.

An Associated Press reporter left phone and email messages with Wichita police for information about the structure.

Police said a 40-year-old man and 36-year-old woman who lived at the home were arrested last week on separate charges associated with a child custody case. 

Both are being held in the Sedgwick County Jail.

Police said they have tentatively identified the child.