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Update to the Skull Found in Fleming County

Date of News Release: 05/02/2012

(Morehead, KY) -- On Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Kentucky State Police Post 8 obtained new information in reference to the recent discovery of a skull found in Fleming County. During a subsequent search of the area, additional skeletal remains were discovered and submitted for analysis. Preliminary findings indicate the remains are of two individuals, one of whom is taller than the other.

The recovered skull is believed to be that of an Anglo or Hispanic male, whose age is between 18-30 years of age.

Other information gathered suggests the skeletal remains were not of an approved burial location and may have been in the area from six to 24 months.

Anyone having information in this investigation is encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 8 at 606-784-4127. The case remains under investigation by Detective W. Prather.

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Skull found in Fleming County

Date of News Release: 04/30/2012

(Morehead, KY) -- On Friday, April 27, 2012 at approximately 5:14 p.m., Kentucky State Police at Morehead received a call from the Fleming County Dispatch stating that a skull, perceived to be human, was located in a drainage ditch near the residence of 1636 Delaney Road, Ewing, KY. The skull was taken to the Frankfort Medical Examiner's Office for a forensic assessment in evidence gathering and identification. During the preliminary investigation of the area no other skeletal remains or clothing was discovered. No determination has been made as to how the skull came to be at the location or its origin.

Kentucky State Police, as well as various Emergency Response Teams, continued their search today of nearly 10 acres using K-9's trained in locating cadaver(s). Additional skeletal remains were located and were sent to the Frankfort Medical Examiner's Office. If anyone has any information concerning this investigation, they are asked to contact the Kentucky State Police in Morehead at 606-784-4127. The case remains under investigation by Detective Wesley Prather.

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