Remains positively identified as Cincinnati professor

Kentucky State Police say remains found three months ago in northern Kentucky have been positively identified as missing University of Cincinnati adjunct professor Randall Russ.

The Ledger Independent in Maysville (http://bit.ly/1yB4X3f ) reports police said the remains found Oct. 1 in Fleming County were identified using Russ’ military records.

Two men have pleaded not guilty to murder, tampering with evidence and theft. Charles Black of Fleming County and Kevin Howard of Owingsville are scheduled for a pretrial hearing Feb. 6 in Fleming County Circuit Court.

Russ was reported missing last summer. His car was found in September at Fort Boonesborough State Park.

Officials said Black led state police officers to the body buried in a shallow grave in the Hillsboro area of Fleming County.

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