Police have identified the human remains found earlier this week along the Bluegrass Parkway in Mercer County.
The Anderson County coroner says the skeletal remains are that of 25-year-old Amanda Lynn Hughes who was from Nicholasville.
The positive identification was made using dental records at the State Medical Examiner's Office.
Her body was found by a hunter on Wednesday morning near the Anderson County line. Investigators say based on some wounds to the body, Hughes was a murder victim.
Hughes has been missing since February of 2006.