Anderson Co. remains identified

ANDERSON CO., Ky. (WTVQ) – The Anderson Co. Coroner has identified remains found in a wooded area back in November of 2014.

According to the coroner, dental records confirm the remains were of Justin Michael Smith of Indiana.  The coroner’s report says Smith’s vehicle was found abandoned in Anderson Co. in April of 2014.  The coroner says that was when Smith’s wife last heard from him, when he called her to say that he was in the woods in Kentucky and that his cell phone battery was dying.

The report continues that a landowner found Smith on his property in May 2014, and asked him to leave.  Then, in November 2014, two hunters found human remains in a wooded area, along with clothing, a wallet, a cell phone, and eye glasses.

The coroner says there was no evidence of blunt force trauma to the remains, and foul play is not suspected.

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