Hazard, Ky. (November 17, 2019) – Detectives with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard are actively investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains near a residential area Sunday afternoon. KSP Post 13 dispatchers received a call advising of the discovery at around 2:00 p.m. Troopers responded to the scene on Chimney Rock Road in the Wabaco section of Hazard, where they located the remains in a wooded area near a residence.
The Perry County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene and determined that the remains were human. Positive identification of the remains and cause of death could not initially be established. The coroner’s office took possession of the remains and transported them to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort where an autopsy is scheduled to be performed. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Eric Caldwell with KSP Post 13.