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Remains identified as missing Pulaski man

Bones found under a rock ledge in Pulaski County in April have been identified as those of a man who had been missing for seven years.

Leroy Price, 54, lived about 5 miles from where his remains were found, Pulaski Coroner Richard New said, and he was reported missing after he went walking one day and didn't come back.

Law enforcement agencies, including dogs, searched the remote, wooded area of eastern Pulaski County after Price disappeared, but his remains weren't found until April of this year.

New said the cause of death was unknown. Price's bones were not broken, shot or otherwise damaged. He was lying on his side about 4 feet under a rock ledge, covered in leaves and debris. The landowner, a neighbor of Price, happened upon the remains in April, New said.

Medical examiners speculated that Price crawled under the ledge on his own, either to get out of weather or because of an injury or illness, and died where he lay, New said.

"It's kind of an end," New said. "We don't have anything to go on unless somebody saw something or knows something."

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Price Cemetery in the Science Hill-Eubank area, according to Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset.

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