Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to confirm the identity of a decomposed homicide victim found Thursday on a Clark County farm.
The brother of the farm's owner confessed to the slaying after he was arrested last week in Warren County, Ohio.
Roger D. Kinney, 47, who had been living on the farm when the slaying occurred, was arrested in May on a charge of possession of a handgun by a felon, Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said. But after his arrest, Kinney kicked a window out of a police cruiser and escaped.
After Kinney was arrested last week in Ohio, Clark County detective Aaron Matthews traveled to Ohio, and Kinney confessed to the slaying, Perdue said.
Kinney now awaits extradition to Kentucky to face a murder charge.
The murder investigation began more than two months ago, after a hired worker from neighboring Montgomery County reported a death on the farm to the Montgomery County sheriff's department. Deputies from both Montgomery and Clark counties searched the property but found nothing. Perdue wouldn't say Tuesday what caused the worker to report the crime the first time.
On Thursday, the same worker was working on the farm when he noticed a foul smell coming from the barn. He again called the Montgomery County sheriff's department, and both departments searched the farm again, this time finding the decomposed body.
Police are withholding the identity of the body until dental records are matched at the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort, but Perdue said the victim is a man who had been missing for more than two months, and he hadn't been reported missing by friends or family. Perdue said the victim probably died May 10.