Bones Found In Barrel Were Human

A coroner says a number of bone fragments found in a metal barrel in the Lilly community of southern Kentucky were human.

Kentucky Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig said a body
had been incinerated in the barrel.

Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling says a man and his daughter
were hiking in the area yesterday and became curious about the
fragments and contacted the Laurel County Sheriff's Department.

Bowling says he and Craig couldn't tell if the fragments were
male or female, or what the manner of death was.

Craig says there were multiple small bone fragments that were in such poor condition it may be difficult to determine if they belonged to a man or woman.

Craig says a body was incinerated in the barrel and the barrel
contained multiple bullets.

She said the barrel was also full of bullet holes and believes
someone may have been preparing to sink the barrel in water.

Officers found a burned pickup truck within about 40 feet of the
barrel and it was being processed by authorities.


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  • by MISTY Location: KNOTT COUNTY on Jun 26, 2007 at 07:03 PM
    ANONYMOUS IN KNOTT COUNTY.. I'M FROM KNOTT COUNTY AND I'M JUST WONDERING WHO YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THATS MISSING?
  • by Anonymous Location: London on Jun 26, 2007 at 02:23 PM
    The officer (I think he was) that says there are no missing persons in Laurel County is NOT correct. There are two. Terry Turner disappeared in 1992 and Michelle Collins disappeared from Starr Hill in 2004.
  • by Susan Location: BC Canada on Jun 26, 2007 at 01:03 PM
    Anonymous in Knott County........ hope you contacted police department about your missing friend, they can tell how tall a person was and approximate age by the bones..... could be your friend.
  • by Anonymous Location: knott county on Jun 26, 2007 at 08:39 AM
    Everytime I hear something on the news about found remains I think about a friend of mine that has been missing for about four years now and noone has any idea where he could be. I hope the found remains becomes a closeure for a family that has suffered because of the unknown.
  • by anonymous Location: KY on Jun 26, 2007 at 06:22 AM
    This is odd to me, I hope they find out who this is and who done it soon, Also myprayers go out to this victims family
  • by kateena Location: london on Jun 25, 2007 at 06:40 PM
    I LIVE IN LAUREL COUNTY AND I AM ON THAT END OF TOWN AND THIS STUFF IS JUST TOO FREAKY FOR ME , ITS LIKE READING A MESSED UP HOORO STORY!

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