Autopsy Planned On Body Found In Estill County

An autopsy is planned for today on a decomposing body found in Estill County.

Someone found the body on Christmas day, just before dusk near the Oak Tree Inn. That's off highway 52 in Irvine.

The body has been removed from the area and is being taken to Frankfort for more investigation. It was found in an overgrown and unused cemetery, dating back to the 1800's.

Dr. Emily Craig, the State Forensic Anthropologist, says the remains have been there for less 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.

So far, no word on the identity of the man and police aren't saying anything about how he died.

Investigators have released pictures of some of the man's personal affects hoping someone will recognize them. Police found black sunglasses with the body and a dirty white hat with a green shamrock on the front.

If you think you may know who the man is contact Kentucky State Police at 859-623-2404.

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