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KSP investigating after skeletal remains found in Hazard

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 14:26:20-05

HAZARD, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after skeletal remains were found near a residential area Sunday afternoon.

Troopers said that they received the call of the discovery around 2 p.m. They responded to the scene on Chimney Rock Road. The remains were found in a wooded area near a home.

A positive identification has not been made and a cause of death has not yet been determined.

The remains were transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort where an autopsy is scheduled to be performed.