Human remains found off I-75 in Lexington

WATCH | Human remains found off I-75 in Lexington
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 5:43 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A new investigation has been opened after human remains were found off I-75 in Lexington.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn told our crews on the scene, Lexington Police found the partial remains off exit 113. Off the northbound lane.

“It was reported by some of the people who have camps out here to several different people,” Ginn said. “But no one’s ever really showed where the human remains were. But we did respond. And we can tell you now, these are human remains. It’s partial.”

Ginn says there are known homeless camps near where the partial remains were found. However, there’s also a small body of water and plenty of acres left to search for the rest of the body.

While he can’t say if any foul play is suspected in this case, Ginn says the last time he investigated a death off of this exit was a decade ago, when a person was murdered and their body was left in a shallow grave.

“As far as whether it’s male, female, an age, anything like that, I’m going to take it back to my exam room and look at it,” Ginn said. “But hopefully, after we coordinate a sweep, hopefully, we find more.”

Ginn says they are coordinating another sweep with the police department to try and find the rest of the remains, or anything else that can help in this investigation.

This is a developing story.