State medical examiners now say that remains found in Towne Branch Creek are those of a missing Lexington man. Officials in Frankfort say the skull and vertebrae found over the weekend are Darryl Dotson.
The Lexington man went missing back in March after telling his wife he was going for a walk in nearby Masterson Station Park. Dotson never came home.
Two weeks ago, a security guard on Donamire Farm found portions of a body near the creek. The Fayette County Coroner told 27 NEWSFIRST that clothes on the body matched the description of what Dotson was wearing when he left home.
Darryl's wife Kim says she was sure that the body found was that of her husband, but she was still devastated by the discovery.
Now the identification has been scientifically confirmed. There is still no word on how Dotson died. Medical experts have said that the level of decomposition could prevent them from ever determining a cause of death.
A public memorial service for Dotson is tentatively scheduled for June 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Sterling First Chruch of God.