UPDATE: Human Remains Found In Kentucky River Identified As Missing Woman

Human remains found 120-miles apart in the Kentucky belonged to a Lexington woman who had been missing since October, according to Jessamine County Coroner Michael Hughes.

A fisherman found a human torso on Saturday, December 6, 2014, in the Kentucky River in Jessamine County.

In October, a human arm was found in the Kentucky River in Henry County.

On Friday, December 12, 2014, coroner Hughes said investigators were able to link the torso to the arm, then used fingerprints on the arm to identify the victim as Goldia Massey, 50, of Lexington.

She was reported missing by her son on October 1, 2014.

Coroner Hughes said her death was ruled a homicide because it appeared the body had been deliberately cut.

"While I presumed it to be homicide, the medical examiner was more likely to confirm that it was, because he could actually identify those as cut marks, saw marks, blade marks, whatever they were.  And then, in finding the arm, so remote from this part of the body, it appears that this is some intentional act," said coroner Hughes.

Hughes said he wouldn’t be surprised if more body parts turned up in the Kentucky River.

A police investigation was underway.

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