Human remains found in a wooded area of McCreary County last Tuesday have been identified as a man from Stearns.
The University of Tennessee Department of Forensic Anthropology helped the Kentucky state medical examiner identify the remains as Charles R. Murphy, 26, Kentucky State Police said.
State police found Murphy’s remains Tuesday morning near Day Ridge Road in the Parkers Lake community. Preliminary investigation showed that the remains had been in the wooded area for several months, state police said.
Investigators are continuing their examination to determine the cause of Murphy’s death, state police said.