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Human remains found in Lincoln County

Posted at 12:41 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 08:41:21-05

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police are investigating after human remains were found in Lincoln County.

According to Kentucky State Police, a skull was noticed by a waste water treatment plant worker in a creekbed near Goshen Road. Police were at the scene most of Friday marking the location of the remains with orange flags. The skeletal remains have since been removed and taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office.

Trooper Adam Hall out of the Richmond Post said, "We don't know a whole lot as far as the cause of death, exactly how the person was placed or whether they were buried."

LEX 18 has learned that foul play is suspected. Police will be checking on several missing persons cases to see if they're connected.

Michael Gorley disappeared four and a half years ago at a house on Highway 300 in Lincoln County. L'Acee Butcher was reported missing last month. Her family told Lincoln County sheriff's deputies that had not seen her in a long time.

At this time authorities have released no other details on the investigation.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to contact KSP Post 7 at 859.623.2404.