Update: Skeletal remains found in Perry County sent to University of Tennessee

Published: Nov. 17, 2019 at 2:58 PM EST
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Updated, Nov. 21

Thursday, we learned the bones discovered in Perry County during the weekend were sent to the University of Tennessee for identification.

Though the entire skeleton was found, it could take months for identification. The Perry County coroner gave WYMT the following statement:

"Until further inspection by the anthropologist at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, we cannot scientifically confirm the sex of the remains until a full report has been released from the University of Tennessee."

Original Story, Nov. 17

Officials from Kentucky State Police said a body was found in Perry County on Sunday.

Someone found the remains close to 1:40 p.m.

"I saw a bunch of cars right next to my house and whatever happens happened right across the road from me," said Sammy Smith who lives across from where the bones were found.

The remains were found off Chimney Rock Road in the Wabaco area of Perry County.

"It just seems impossible that something can happen like that around here," added Smith.

The cause of death is currently unknown and officials say they took the remains to Frankfort for an autopsy.

Kentucky State Police ask that if you have any information to please contact them.

We will have much more information as it becomes available.