A disturbing discovery in one man's yard just became an even bigger case for investigators. As WKYT first reported Sunday, someone found a human skull near a Fleming County home, and Monday night police announced they've found more skeletal remains in the same area.
"I thought it was pretty freaky," Matthew Morris said, "I just hope they don't find another one."
It was a common sentiment among those who live near the area where Greg Myers found a human skull on his property. "I don't really know, don't know what to tell you," Myers said, "'Cause that's something you don't find every day."
Since the discovery Friday, neighbors have watched as investigators searched the area for clues. "Everybody pulling in our driveway. They got all kind of dogs out. Ran down through that field there," Morris said pointing to the nearby search area, "Then there was 14 cars lined up. I knew something was going on. Scary."
"You live in the woods like this," said Geraldine Alexander, who lives just up the road from Myers, "and I hear coyotes and things all the time hollering, and it could have grabbed a skull and drug it off somewhere, but I don't know what to think about now that they say they've found more."
State police say they've uncovered additional skeletal remains in the area, but they've released few other details about the investigation. "It could have been another house up in there, somebody just buried somebody and never thought nothing about it 'cause years ago, the way they talked, they buried them however, wherever," Myers said.
But some worry the remains could be evidence of a crime. For now neighbors are hoping this is an isolated incident, but they'll be keeping an eye out for signs of trouble. "Now if they start finding more, then I'm going to start freaking out big time and probably move," Morris said, "but until then it's all good."
Police sent those additional skeletal remains 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.