UPDATE: Human Remains Found in Rowan County IDd as Michigan Man Missing 10 Years

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/15/14 @ 10:15 p.m.
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Human remains found early this month in Rowan County were identified as a Michigan man who has been missing for 10 years, Kentucky State Police say.

Dental records confirm the remains belong to Thomas Ray James from Grosse Point Park, Michigan. He was reported missing in 2004 from Grosse Point Park, Michigan.

The remains were found Aug. 3, 2014.

At the time of his disappearance, James was 50 years old. Several weeks after he was reported missing, his vehicle was located at the rest area along Interstate 64 in Rowan County.

An extensive search was conducted at the time with no results. No foul play is suspected in James' death.

UPDATE 8/5/14 @ 7 a.m.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (WSAZ) -- On Monday the Kentucky State Police returned to the scene of the location where human remains were located Sunday evening.

Kentucky State Police, with assistance from the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, were able to locate additional bones believed to be from the same individual that was located on Sunday.

These additional bones, along with the skull have been sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfurt, Ky. for identification and examination.

The case remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police in Morehead.

ORIGINAL STORY 8/4/14 @ 3 p.m.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Kentucky State Police say human remains have been found in an area of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Troopers say a human skull and various articles of clothing were found in an area off Ky. 799 in northern Rowan County.

The discovery was made about 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

No other information has been released.

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