Update: Human remains found to be historic

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MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – Remains found in one county in our region are not considered foul play, but rather historical.

Troopers say the remains were found in the Tomahawk area of Martin County.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office, along with an archaeologist from the Kentucky Heritage Council determined the human remains to be considered historical.

ORIGINAL: 4/13/21 —According to the Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post, authorities received a call from Martin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday requesting assistance in an investigation of possible human remains found in Tomahawk in Martin County.

Kentucky State Police located what appeared to be possible human remains in a wooded area behind a residence on South Milo Road. Police secured the area as they waited for more investigators to return during daylight hours.

The remains will be transported by the Martin County Coroner to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, KY in an attempt to identify the body.

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