UPDATE: Human remains found two years ago in Johnson County identified

The remains belonged to a missing man from Ohio

Update from April 29, 2022:

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Human remains found in Johnson County two years ago have been identifed through DNA testing as a missing man from Ohio, according to South Point Police in Ohio.

Investigators say the remains belonged to Ricky Boyd, who went missing from South Point, Ohio on May 10, 2020.  His remains were found June 7, 2020.

Boyd’s family has been notified, according to police.

No word yet on a cause or manner of death as the investigation continues.


Original story below from July 29, 2020:

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Six weeks after dogs brought a human skull to a home in Johnson County, investigators still are searching for an identity or more human remains.

According to the Paintsville Herald newspaper, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and a number of other agencies are using search dogs in an effort to find other remains in the White House community in eastern Johnson County.

The dogs are from the Kentucky Search Dog Association, according to the newspaper.

The skull was found Sunday, June 7 in the driveway of a home

In addition to the dogs, teams from Grant County, Pike County and Madison County as well as the Williamsport Fire Department are searching as well, Johnson County Sheriff Doug Saylor told the newspaper.

“We are still waiting for results from the medical examiner’s office in relation to identification,” Saylor was quoted as saying.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 606-789-3411.

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