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Update: Homicide Investigation in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 04/08/2016

(LONDON, KY.) - On Thursday, April 07, 2016, Detective Billy Correll along with the Kentucky State Medical Examiner met with the University of Tennessee Department of Forensic Anthropology regarding the human remains found in McCreary County on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The remains have been identified as Charles R. Murphy, 26, of Stearns, KY. He was reported missing to the McCreary County Sheriff's Office in June 2015. The Kentucky State Medical Examiner along with the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Department are continuing their examination to determine the cause of death.

Detective Correll is continuing the investigation.

 

Original News Release Below:

Homicide Investigation in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 03/29/2016

(LONDON, KY.) - On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at approximately 9:58 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the McCreary County Sheriff's Office advising that they had received information as to the whereabouts of human remains located off Day Ridge Road in the Parkers Lake Community of McCreary County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives discovered human remains behind a residence in a wooded area. Preliminary investigation reveals the remains appeared to have been in that location for several months.

McCreary County Coroner, Tim Corder, was contacted and took possession of the remains. They will be sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office to be examined by a forensic pathologist. Preliminary cause of death, time and identification of the deceased are unknown. Foul play is suspected.

KSP Detective Billy Correll is continuing the investigation. He was assisted by Troopers from Post 11, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service, McCreary County Coroner Tim Corder and the McCreary County Sheriff's Office.