UPDATE: Investigation into found remains continues at Valley View Ferry

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – With search conditions favorable, an investigation into possible human remains found in the Kentucky River is continuing on Wednesday.

Lexington police say the remains were found during a salvage operation on the Kentucky River.  During the operation, the Lexington Fire Department was removing vehicles from the river, though investigators haven’t said whether the remains were connected to the vehicles or not.

Testing on the remains still needs to be completed, and law enforcement says that could take some time.

The Valley View Ferry is out of operation Wednesday.

ABC 36’s Matt Groves will have the latest details on ABC News at 5, 5:30, and 6.


10/25/16 12:29 a.m.

Possible human remains were found during a salvage operation on the Kentucky River that began last Saturday, according to Lexington Police.

The Police Department, along with the Lexington Fire Department worked last weekend to remove some vehicles that were discovered months ago in the Kentucky River.

Police say since the vehicles didn’t appear to be connected to any case or investigation, crews waited for ideal weather and water current conditions before beginning the recovery operation.

Investigators say testing has to be completed, which could be lengthy, to determine if material found October 22 is human remains.

Police say it’s not clear if the suspected remains are connected to a vehicle.

The police, fire and Fayette County Coroner’s Office are scheduled to resume the salvage operation on Wednesday, October 26.

As a result of the operation, the Valley View Ferry will be closed for the day beginning at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The ferry is set to resume its regular schedule on Thursday, October 27.

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