Authorities are seeking dental records to identify human remains found in a shallow grave at a Jeffersonville farm on Thursday afternoon.
Detective Sgt. Ralph Charles of the Montgomery County sheriff's office said a Montgomery County jail inmate led him to the grave. Charles said he had been interviewing the inmate about the case of a Jeffersonville man in his 20s who went missing a year and a half ago.
The inmate was in jail on charges unrelated to the missing-person case, Charles said.
The remains are those of a man who had been shot multiple times, authorities said. The remains were exhumed Friday.
Charles declined to name the missing person or the inmate.
The grave was in a heavily wooded area of the farm off Ky. 1050. The property is owned by Kendall Pelfrey, Montgomery County Coroner Wallace Johnson said. "We've been looking in that area for some time," Charles said.