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Human remains found near McCreary County line

Posted at 5:58 PM, Apr 29, 2020

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Human remains were found in a wooded area near the McCreary County line on Tuesday evening around 8 p.m.

According to a press release, detectives with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office received a call from someone saying they had found skeletal remains in a wooded area off South 27 near the McCreary County line. The caller said they were hunting dry land fish (mushrooms) when they discovered the remains. Lt. Bobby Jones and Lt. Daryl Kegley responded to the scene and determined they were human remains. The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office was then summoned to the scene as well as other members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Upon arrival at the scene, the Detectives and the Coroner began to investigate and collect evidence. The remains were collected and will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification. It is unknown at this time whether the remains are male or female, but there were women’s clothing found near the body.

The investigation is ongoing by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division. If you have any information concerning this investigation, you are asked to contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at 606-678-5145.