SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A family is asking for help burying their loved one after bones found in Shelby County were identified as a missing Colorado man.
Family tells us Timothy Stites of Colorado Springs went missing in July of 2016. His family believes he was in the Louisville area for work at the time of his disappearance.
In February of 2017 human remains were found in a remote area of Shelby County. Now, more than a year and a half later, they’ve been positively identified as Stites.
Stites’ family still has many questions about how he died and what he was doing in Shelby county.
Investigators say they’re not treating this as a criminal case at this point, but they’re asking anyone with information to come forward.
Detectives say they’re holding onto Stites’ remains as they continue to investigate how he died.
The family has started a Gofundme Page, asked for donations to help bring Stites’ remains back to Colorado and to help pay funeral expenses.
Stites’ niece wrote on the page that the recent hail storms in Colorado destroyed the family’s home and cars.