Human remains found in Lincoln County creek bed 

Published 6:04 pm Friday, December 6, 2019


STANFORD – Human skeletal remains were found in a creek bed off of Goshen Road in Stanford Thursday evening, according to Kentucky State Police.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Hall, of Post 7 in Richmond, confirmed Friday morning that human remains were located near the Stanford Sewer Plant Thursday evening.

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“State Police was contacted in reference to human remains that were discovered on Goshen Road in a creek bed,” Hall said Friday morning.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office contacted state police around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Following an initial investigation, police confirmed the bones were skeletal human remains.

“Our detectives were notified to respond and were out canvassing the area,” Hall said. “The remains were kind of spread out over a pretty lengthy distance, I think several hundred yards.”

The initial investigation, with the assistance of Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum, focused on canvassing the entire area, flagging where the remains were located and collecting the remains.

“They will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, hopefully for identification,” Hall said.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and Hall said Kentucky State Police remain on scene as of today.

“We are still canvassing the area for anymore skeletal remains that we may locate and mapping the area with aerial photography,” Hall said.

This story will be updated at as soon as more information is available.