MORNING VIEW, Ky. -- A man mowing his property in Morning View discovered human remains that police said are linked to a missing man.
The Morning View resident was using a bush hog mower near Conley Road around 5 p.m. Thursday when he heard something hard get stuck in his mower. When he went to remove what he thought might be a rock, he saw human bones, authorities said.
Investigators collected evidence through Friday and narrowed down a search of the property to 50 square feet. Cadaver dogs were also used in the investigation.
Authorities say they believe the human remains have been there for about two years and are an adult male.
In addition to the remains, detectives found some clothing and a wallet. The wallet contained the driver's license of Charles Griffith II.
Detectives said they won't know for sure if the remains belong to Griffith until they inspect teeth found in the skull and match them with dental records. The bones have been given to the medical examiner's office.
The Kenton County Police Department had an active missing person case for Griffith, who was considered endangered due to a medical condition.
Griffith was last seen at a residence in the Visalia area on June 16, 2011. The investigation into his disappearance as well as observations of where the remains were located revealed no suspicious circumstances, authorities said.
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