Search continues to ID body

By Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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Medical examiners have yet to make any determinations about a body found Sunday afternoon in Maysville along the shore of the Ohio River.

Maysville Assistant Police Chief Jarod Muse said the human remains have been sent to the medical examiner in Frankfort to determine the sex, age and race of the body.

“There’s not a lot to go on,” he said.

The body was found on the river bank partially in and partially out of the water, Muse said. He said the portion that was out of the water was badly decomposed with the portion in the water not as badly decomposed.

Muse said a father and son were fishing in the area on Sunday when they found the body and contacted police.

“They saw what they believed to be human remains and contacted the authorities,” Muse said.

Police and firefighters were then called to the scene in the 700 block of West Second Street just after 4 p.m., in reference to the human remains.

According to Muse, the current goal for the department is to find out if anyone is missing from an area and to have the remains identified. He said what information can be obtained during an autopsy will be entered into a data bank of the ME’s office maintains. Muse said there are no missing persons in the immediate area who have been reported to police. He also said the body could have traveled from anywhere upstream before being found in Maysville.

Muse also said it is unknown how long the remains may have been in the area before being discovered.

Anyone with information on the identity of the body is encouraged to call the MPD at 606-564-9411.

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By Mary Ann Kearns

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