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Human bones found in Henderson Co. sent to Knoxville

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 8:44 AM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after possible human remains were found in the northern part of the county.

Sheriff Crafton tells us a partial skull and some other bones, that appear to be human, were discovered.

He says they were sent to the medical examiner in Louisville.

The Sheriff says despite rumors, they don’t know how old the bones are or how the person may have died.

“It could be part of an ongoing investigation, it could be something that initiates a new investigation, and it could be just bones that were from a grave site, an old grave site. So, until we determine one of those things there’s really nothing we can release about it,” Sheriff Crafton says.

Thursday, Coroner Bruce Farmer told us the Kentucky Chief Medical Examiner used dental records to rule out Heather Teague.

She’s a 23-year-old woman who went missing in 1995.

“We really thought this could be our day of knowing,” said her mother, Sarah Teague. “We still know without a doubt God has a day set aside when we will have our Heather home!”

Farmer says the bones are now being sent to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to be examined by a pathologist and Doctor of Odontology.

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