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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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