Coroner confident bones found near ferry belong to human
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.
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.