Bourbon County

Skull found in Bourbon County creek belonged to Lexington man

A skull found in a creek in April belonged to a missing Lexington man, Bourbon County Coroner Deegee Ison Roe said Saturday.

Dental records confirmed that the skull belonged to Clay Jeffrey Reed, who was 54 at the time he was reported missing in February 2015, Roe said. Foul play is not suspected in his death, she said.

A farmhand found the skull in a small creek that runs through a horse farm southwest of Paris.

The state medical examiner’s office, a forensic dentist and an anthropologist at the University of Tennessee assisted in the identification, Roe said.

“The family does have closure now,” she said.