Investigators have more questions than answers regarding skeletal remains that were found early Sunday afternoon near Williamsburg.
Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said two fishermen discovered the remains about 1:15 p.m. Sunday in a wooded area a few feet from a pond at the end of Happy Hollow Road.
“We are in the preliminary stages right now. It is hard to say who or what or where they are from at this point,” Harrell said Sunday evening.
Harrell said that investigators recovered about 15 – 20 percent of the skeletal remains or major bones.
The skeletal remains will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort early this week for further analysis.
Currently, investigators aren’t speculating on whether the remains belong to a man or woman, how the person died or how long the remains had been there.
“Right now the investigation runs in two parts. Who was it and what happened to them?” Harrell said.
It could be days or weeks before investigators have answers.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Kirk Mays and Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley are leading the investigation and were assisted at the scene by Sheriff’s Chief Deputy K.Y. Fuson, Deputy David Rowe and Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses.
By Mark White
Corbin/Whitley News Journal