A body found in a barn in Lincoln County last week has been identified as that of a man who had lived with someone now charged in a double homicide in Danville, according to state police.
Medical examiners identified the body as that of Clint Disken, 31.
Disken was last seen in Harrodsburg in early March. His mother reported him missing May 21, said trooper Paul Blanton, spokesman for the Richmond state police post.
Disken had lived in a mobile home near Hustonville, in Lincoln County, with Thomas Wayne Hager Jr., about the time Disken was last seen.
Police have not said Hager is a person of interest in Disken's death.
Medical examiners could not immediately determine the cause of Disken's death, so it's not clear whether he was the victim of a homicide, Blanton said.
The case is classified as a death investigation.
Last week, Hager, 39, was charged in the shooting deaths of Ted Sparks, 54, of Danville, and Mark Snyder, 21, of Waynesburg.
Another man, Philip White, 37, of Lancaster, was wounded in the shooting.
Police say they think the shooting, which happened in Danville, was drug-related.
After hearing news of the shootings, Disken's mother found it strange that she had not heard from her son in several weeks. She went to Danville police to report Disken missing, Blanton said.
Disken's mother told police she last saw her son March 3, and he was with Hager.
The two reportedly were on their way to Applebee's in Frankfort. There has been no activity recorded on Disken's bank account since March 4, Blanton has said.
The owner of the property where Disken and Hager had lived near Hustonville contacted state police to report there was an unusual odor around one of the storage buildings, Blanton said.
Hager and Disken had lived in a trailer on the property.
Police found Disken's remains Friday in a root cellar beneath the barn, about a mile north of Hustonville.
Trash had been piled on top of the body.
Hager moved out of the mobile home about March 9, Blanton said.
If it turns out that Disken died by some means other than homicide, whoever put his body in the barn and piled trash on it could be charged with abuse of a corpse, according to Blanton.