UPDATE: No foul play suspected in investigation of Pulaski County man’s remains

Searchers find remains Thursday morning

UPDATE POSTED 6:19 P.M. DEC. 2, 2021

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – No foul play is suspected in the investigation and discovery of human remains in Pulaski County.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the area where the remains believed to be those of Roy Chumbley were found was close to his residence. Authorities extended the scope of the search beyond where initial searches were conducted.

The remains were found in what the sheriff’s office said was an extremely deep ravine.

Nothing appears suspicious to authorities. The investigation is ongoing as the state Medical Examiner’s Office examines the remains.

UPDATE POSTED 5:30 P.M. DEC. 2, 2021

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The remains of a man missing since early October may have been found Thursday morning in a rural area of northern Pulaski County, according to investigators.

According to Sheriff Greg Speck, the skeletal remains discovered at about 11:45 a.m. in a remote wooded location in the Mt. Zion community are believed to be those of Roy Chumbley. Evidence found near the remains indicated the remains were Chumbley’s, the sheriff said in a statement.

Coroner Clyde Strunk  and Assistant Coroner Gerald Collingsworth collected the skeletal remains and will take them to the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing by Det. Sgt. Cody Cundiff and other investigators with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and the
Coroner’s Office.

Chumbley had been missing since October 2, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. He had last been seen leaving his home on Luna Lane in Science Hill. The ravine where his body was found is near his home, according to Major Jeff Hancock.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 606-678-5145. or leave an anonymous tip on the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office web page at http://www.pulaskisheriff.com/tip.php

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 1 P.M. OCT. 28, 2021

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky (WTVQ) – A Mt.Zion man has been missing since October 2, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Roy Chumbley was last seen at his home on Lana Lane in Science Hill around 8 pm.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Chumbley left home without his cell phone.

If you have information on Chumbley’s whereabouts, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office either through Facebook Messenger, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office number (606-678-5145) or the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office tip-line (606-679-8477).

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