Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Skeletal Remains Found In Estill County
Date of News Release: 12/26/2007
(Richmond, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Post 7, Richmond, is currently investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains found on 12/25/2007 at 4:00 p.m. in Estill County. The remains were discovered in an overgrown and unused cemetery that dates back to the 1800's. The cemetery is behind the Bunt Gross Tire Service and the Oak Tree Inn on KY 52. According to Dr. Emily Craig, State Forensic Anthropologist, the remains have been there no longer than three months. The remains are of an adult male wearing blue jeans, blue flannel shirt, white t-shirt, blue toboggan, red plaid boxer shorts, and black shoes with white socks. The remains will be taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for autopsy. No cause of death has been determined at this time and no age or race of the individual has been determined. The investigation is continuing.