Three bodies were discovered Saturday along a river where city cleanup crews were working.

The Kansas City Police Department was called to an area near the Blue River and Brush Creek after water department workers uncovered a body while using a tractor to lift trash and debris as part of an annual cleanup program.

Detectives canvassing the area found a second body under some nearby ground cover, then a third body was found a short time later at the same location. The Jackson County Medical Examiners Office was called to the scene and are investigating it as a homicide scene.