A pink marker flags the spot on the ground where Greg Myers says he found a human skull on Friday.
"Never know it could've been laying there for a year," Myers thought aloud.
He says he was cleaning out a drainage ditch in his front yard, like he does every spring, but this year he found something that isn't a part of his yearly routine.
"There were leaves there and stuff, and I thought it was an old ball or something until I shovel tapped it. Then I said, 'No! That ain't no ball!'," described Myers, "No, it's a human skull."
Myers has lived in his house on Delaney Road, in Fleming County, for 12 years and he says he didn't know exactly what to make of his discovery.
"The lower jaw from here down was gone. Everything else was in pretty good shape," Myers said pointing to his mouth. "We don't know if it washed out of a grave or thrown over the bank or what. We just know the water washed it in."
Meyers added that the skull still had four teeth connected.
Soon after the pink marker was placed in the ground, Myers says roughly a half-dozen investigators began to scour the dirt looking for any other clues to this puzzle.
"They (the investigators) come walking through these woods. I guess they think it's washed down this bank somewhere," said Myers' neighbor, TJ Morris, who watched investigators work around the wooded area.
Myers said he watched one investigator crawl through the drainage tunnel looking for clues, but came up empty.
"He didn't find nothing," said Myers of the investigator, "They went up the other side of the road, up the holler, toward TJ's house. All they could find was deer bones and turkey bones and stuff like that.
Still, the question lingers in the minds of these men on Delaney Road, where did the skull come from?
"It kind of freaks you out," answered Morris, who like Myers and the investigators, hope to find an answer.
The Kentucky State Police say they are actively trying to identify the remains, and have sent the skull to Frankfort to be reviewed. At this time, they have not found any other bones, and they say they have not identified whether the remains are male or female.
If you have any information that may help identify these remains you are asked to call the KSP post at 606-784-4127.
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