Ky. remains to be sent to Tenn. for further study

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) – A preliminary autopsy on remains found in central Kentucky has found no evidence of foul play, but the bones will be sent to the University of Tennessee where they will undergo further evaluation.

Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey told the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1xpeWI8) that there was “no obvious evidence of trauma” on the remains that were found in a rural area Saturday by deer hunters. Tussey said he is still working to determine the identity of the person.

He said a forensic anthropologist at UT’s Anthropology Research Facility will examine the remains to look for any “subtle signs of foul play.”

Since Kentucky’s forensic anthropologist, Dr. Emily Craig, retired in 2010, the state contracts with UT for those services.