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Human Remains Identified As Missing Greenup County Man

Reported: Apr. 14, 2014 3:29 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 15, 2014 8:50 AM EDT
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SOUTH SHORE, Ky. (Tiersa Davis)-- Kentucky State Police have identified the human remains that were found in Greenup County to be those of a missing man.

Troopers said the remains have been identified as Gerald Boyles, 75, of South Shore who was reported missing in September 2013. Troopers said the Greenup County Sheriff's Department was searching for a robbery suspect and found the remains on Friday. They were located in a creek near the intersection of U.S. 23 and State Route 1043 in South Shore. Troopers said it was less than a mile from where Boyles was reported missing.

Boyles' remains were sent to the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office and they were positively identified on Monday. Troopers said Boyles death does not appear criminal in nature. Family members said Boyles had dementia.



SOUTH SHORE, Ky. (Tiersa Davis) -- Human remains were discovered over the weekend in a location close to where an elderly man was reported missing in Greenup County.

Kentucky State Police and the Greenup County Sheriff's Department began investigating after human remains were discovered Friday night. Troopers said the remains were found on East Tygart Road, which is less than a mile away from where a South Shore man was reported missing. Gerald Boyles, 75, was reported missing September 13 2013. Family members said Boyles has dementia.

Troopers said a positive identification could not be made.The remains were sent to Frankfort for an autopsy and the results could be back Monday night.



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