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Skeletal Remains Discovered in Henderson County

Date of News Release: 09/25/2017

UPDATE (9-23-17): Kentucky State Police detectives have learned the identity of the skeletal remains which was located on Diamond Island over a year ago in Henderson County. Extensive DNA testing was performed to assist investigators identify the remains. KSP detectives say the remains were of Randall David Austin Jr, 26 of Evansville, IN. He was reported missing by family in late 2015.

Family has been notified and the investigation is on-going.

Human Remains Discovered in Henderson County
KSP Detectives Are Investigating the Identity

Date of News Release: 08/9/2017

HENDERSON, KY.(Aug. 09, 2016) – Kentucky State Police troopers were notified of possible human remains located on Diamond Island in the Ohio River near Geneva Kentucky. A passing fishermen reported the findings yesterday to authorities around 3:15 pm. KSP detectives and troopers arrived and confirmed the skeletal remains to be human. KSP and the Henderson County Coroner’s Office have not yet determined the person’s identity, gender or causation of death; however, they do not believe the body has been there longer than three years.

KSP and the coroner’s office has taken the remains to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further assistance. Results may take several weeks or longer to make a positive identification.

Should anyone have information on the found remains, we encourage all to contact KSP Post 16 at 270.826.3312. Or if you wish may remain anonymous, you may call 800.222.5555.

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