Coroner confident bones found near ferry belong to human

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn says he know human bones when he sees them and what was found during a training routine this weekend fit the bill.

According to Ginn, the bones are likely from the lower extremities. He says specifically, the feet and ankles.

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Ginn says crews were using an opportunity to pull cars from near the Valley View Ferry landing as a training routine. When they worked to pull a vehicle from the water, human bones were uncovered.

Wednesday morning, the ferry was closed for a majority of the day as crews searched by boat and diving, working to find anything they could in zero visibility conditions.

“We have found what I believe to be human bones. We’ve cleaned those up and are looking at those and I’m very optimistic about them being human bones, I do believe that they are,” says Ginn.

Ginn says the bones are likely very old and will be difficult to find DNA on.