Human Remains Found Along Kentucky River in Jessamine County

The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after human remains were found Saturday afternoon.

The coroner said a torso washed up along the banks of the Kentucky River near Camp Daniel Boone Road, near where Fayette, Madison and Jessamine Counties meet.

The coroner said the gender and age are still unknown along with how long the body part had been in the water.

The corner believes it had been submerged for awhile.

“The body is not intact and there’s simply not enough to give the information that we would need to determine those,” said Michael Hughes, Jessamine County Coroner.
 
Hughes said he does not have an exact cause of death but it is being investigated as a homicide.
 
Hughes does not believe the crime happened locally.
 
“I don’t think it’s local because of the way the water was flowing although there’s no way to know that for certain either,” said Hughes who added that water flows into the Kentucky River from the Ohio River and even farther north so the torso could have been floating downstream for awhile and finally was noticed along the banks.
 
Hughes said DNA testing will be done to try and identify the remains but that could take months or longer.
 
Only Jessamine County authorities are investigating.

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