A human skull found in a creek Saturday has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort, Bourbon County Coroner Deegee Ison Roe said.
A farmhand found the skull in a small creek, possibly Hutchison Creek, that runs through a horse farm, Roe said. Roe wouldn’t identify the farm but other news outlets reported that it was Threave Main Stud. Hutchison Creek is southwest of Paris.
The farm employee “thought it was a ball or a piece of trash in the creekbed, and when they got to looking at it further they realized it was a skull,” Roe said. “It was not lying completely submerged. It was lying in the creekbed.”
There was no visible trauma to the skull, which was taken Sunday to the medical examiner’s office. “It was not shattered. There was no bullet hole, no,” Roe said.
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She and others went up and down the creek for miles Saturday and Sunday with four cadaver dogs to look for other bones, but Roe said nothing else was found.
“I’ve got a couple of prospects, I guess you could say, as to who it could be,” Roe said. But she wouldn’t say any more about those open cases.