Hunter Stumbles Upon Human Remains

There's been a startling discovery in a southern Kentucky woodland. It is now the subject of a criminal investigation.

Human bones were found Saturday morning in McCreary County, off Peel Dogwood Road, which is just off Ky. 700, east of Whitley City.

His house is right on the edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest, where there's not another house for at least 10 miles. So you can imagine George Waters' surprise Saturday when he noticed all the traffic coming down his road.

“I was noticing all the law coming, more and more law, state officials,” said Waters.

All the attention was over the discovery of human bones by a turkey hunter. Waters knows the hunter who found them.

“They were scattered, from what I hear. The guy first thought it was animal bones, kept looking down the pat and there was a human skull,” he said.

Local officials are not commenting on who it might be, but police say the findings are consistent with a teenage female. And they say the remains where probably in the McCreary County forest for “several years.”

And what's more, police say they've opened a homicide investigation because they say that female teenager was murdered.

The remains are being examined by the state medical examiner in Frankfort where dental records could be used to make a positive identification.

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  • by Cadie Location: McCreary on Apr 28, 2009 at 05:37 PM
    If it is Crystal Marler then I hope that law here know exactly where to begin their questioning at. Rumors have soared for years about this girls death. And the boys involved. And I pray they receive the DEATH penalty...
  • by Anonymous on Apr 28, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    rip crystal i luv ya girl.
  • by Crystal Location: Eubank on Apr 28, 2009 at 06:28 AM
    If it is Crystal Marler, then the family will finally find some peace. They have been searching for her since 1998. If it is her, I hope that they catch the people who done this to her. May they find justice! And may Crystal's family hve God's blessings for strength and peace.
  • by Sherrie Location: Owingsville, ky on Apr 27, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    I was looking on the Missing Persons kentucky website, and seen a girl by the name of Crystal Marler, whos been missing from Whitley City, ky since Oct. 1998! This may be her, she was only 15 years old at the time of her disappearence. Regardless of who it is may god bless their family.
  • by missing my friend Location: wayne co on Apr 27, 2009 at 06:33 PM
    I am hoping and praying this is actually the missing body of my friend who was murdered a little over 10 years ago in bowling green and her body has never been found but she had connections in both wayne and mccreary counties.


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