UPDATE: Valley View Ferry will run limited hours Wednesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Valley View Ferry will operate on limited hours Wednesday, is an investigation into human remains found in the Kentucky River continues.

According to the Kentucky Traffic Management Center, the Ferry will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The ferry will then close for the remainder of the day.

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10/31/16 6:44 p.m.

Authorities have found more bones in part of a vehicle that was pulled out of the Kentucky River.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2f1smK1 ) reports that authorities pulled the back half of the car from the river on Saturday and discovered a right femur, two radiuses and an ulna.

The front half of the car was pulled from the river on Oct. 22 after the Lexington Fire Department began working near the Valley View Ferry to pull out some vehicles. Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn says officials discovered bones from a human foot and ankle that day.  He says investigators currently believe the remains are all from the same individual.

Ginn said samples from the bony structures will be sent to the NamUs lab in Fort Worth, Texas for identification.

Four other vehicles have been pulled out of the river during the operation.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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10/27/16 7:50 p.m.

The Valley View Ferry will be closed Saturday, October 29, as a search resumes for human remains in the Kentucky River.

During an operation on October 22 to recover vehicles that were in the river, crews from Lexington Police and Lexington Fire found what appeared to be human remains in one of the vehicles.

The Fayette County coroner says he’s not sure if the bones were in the vehicle or ended up there after washing down the river.

The coroner says after he’s confident all of the remains have been recovered from the river, he’ll send them to a forensic anthropologist for identification.

The coroner did say because it appeared the bones had been in the water for quite some time, it may be difficult to find DNA.

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