HARRODSBURG - Police believe a woman whose skeletal remains were found along a Mercer County parkway was a homicide victim.
The remains were discovered Wednesday near Martha Lane Collins Bluegrass Parkway by a deer hunter scouting the area.
State police said the female victim is in her late teens to possibly mid 20s. Trooper Chris Lanham, spokesman for the Richmond post, said Dr. Emily Craig, state forensic anthropologist, determined from the state of the bones that the case is a homicide.
The bones were found scattered at the bottom of a hillside near the Anderson County line. The victim is 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall and had dental bridgework on both her top and lower teeth.
Police are not releasing any description of the jewelry found near the bones.
Police reported receiving several leads from other law enforcement jurisdictions, as well as missing persons databases.
Detectives Bill Collins and Monte Owens are the investigating officers.