State police have charged a Knox County man with murder in the death of a man who had been missing nearly a year.
Daniel Grubb, 23, of Gray was charged Wednesday with killing Jeremy Johnson, 25, of Corbin, who had been missing since June 10 after leaving a Corbin nightspot.
State police found skeletal remains in a rural area of Knox County last week after getting an anonymous tip, said Trooper Walk Meachum.
Dr. Emily Craig, the state medical examiner, was able to identify the remains as Johnson's through medical records.
Craig said Johnson died from a blow or blows to the head, Meachum said.
Grubb had been charged earlier with tampering withphysical evidence in Johnson's disappearance and was being held in the Clay County Detention Center.
State police Detective Jason York obtained a murder warrant for Grubb on Wednesday and served it at the jail.
The case remains under investigation.