According to Schron Jackson, a police spokeswoman, workers with Laclede Gas discovered the remains around 8:50 a.m. in the 4500 block of Riverview Boulevard, located behind a vacant building right off Interstate 70.
It's unclear if the skeletal remains belonged to a man or woman.
Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report a detective went into some underbrush and emerged with a black purse. A vehicle from the office of the medical examiner is also on the scene.
The investigation remains ongoing.
FOX 2 will keep you updated as details become available.