A badly decomposed body found on a Clark County farm has been identified as Daryl Wayne Wiseman of Winchester, the county coroner said Thursday.
Wiseman, 32, was identified through dental records and orthopedic X-rays, Coroner Robert Gayheart said. The manner of death was homicide but the cause has not been determined, Gayheart said.
Wiseman's remains will be taken to the anthropology department at the University of Tennessee for further analysis.
The decomposed body was found July 23.
Roger D. Kinney, 47, the brother of the farm's owner, confessed to the slaying after he was arrested in late July in Warren County, Ohio, officials said.
Kinney, 47, had been arrested in May on a charge of possession of a handgun by a felon, Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said. After his arrest, Kinney kicked a window out of a police cruiser and escaped.
Kinney was arrested again in July 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 investigation began more than two months ago, after a hired worker from neighboring Montgomery County reported a death on the Clark County farm to the Montgomery County sheriff's department. Deputies from both Montgomery and Clark counties searched the property but found nothing.
On July 23, the same worker was 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 body.
Wiseman was never reported missing, Perdue said.