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Update: Human Remains Identified

Date of News Release: 10/17/2012

(Ashland, KY)-- On Wednesday October 17, 2012 The Kentucky State Police in Ashland received confirmatory identification for the human remains located at Grayson Lake. Based upon the initial results from the medical examiner's office and evidence recovered the remains have been identified as Nathan Barker, age 21, of Olive Hill, KY.

At this time the cause and manner of death are currently still pending.

Positive Identification is also pending completion of DNA testing.

The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released as they become available

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Update: Human Skeletal Remains Located

Date of News Release: 10/16/2012

(Ashland, KY)-- During a search of the scene a wallet was located which contained identification and additional credentials. At this time positive identification has not been made and is pending further examination by the Kentucky Medical Examiners Office. Additional details will be released as they become available.

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Human Skeletal Remains Located

Date of News Release: 10/15/2012

(Ashland, KY)-- On Sunday October 14, 2012 The Kentucky State Police in Ashland received a complaint that human skeletal remains had been located in a secluded area of Grayson Lake near Clifty Creek. At this time positive identification has not been made and is pending further examination by the Kentucky Medical Examiners Office.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Grayson Volunteer Fire Department and Carter County Coroner's Office also responded and assisted.

Detective Ben Cramer is the investigating officer.

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