- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A coroner says the condition of human remains found near the Kentucky River in central Kentucky leads him to believe the person apparently died as a result of homicide.

Jessamine County Coroner Michael Hughes says a passerby who was hiking or fishing found the torso Saturday near the Madison County line.

Hughes told the Lexington Herald-Leader (https://bit.ly/1vxAVZi ) that an autopsy Sunday didn’t determine the cause of death or the person’s identity and gender. He says authorities aren’t sure when or where the person died.

He says the remains have probably been in the water and washed up because of recent rain.

Hughes said the fact that the body isn’t intact and the condition make the death appear to be the result of a homicide.

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


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