CRITTENDEN, Ky. -- An initial forensic anthropologist examination determined the body found on southbound I-75 last week is that of a white female approximately 30 years of age.
The body was found at about 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 near the I-71/I-75 split in southern Kenton County by Glen Copher, a member of a mowing crew.
The identity and cause of death have still not been determined and Kenton County Police Chief Brian Capps said his officers were treating the discovery as a crime until they get the official autopsy report.
Capps said there was no clear indication of cause of death at the scene of the discovery.
It was also unclear how long the body was left along the interstate, or how the body ended up in the area. Capps said the remains were taken to Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Fort Thomas, where the autopsy will be performed.
"It could easily be a hitchhiker, someone walking and died of natural causes, that is a possibility. We're not ruling anything out," Capps said.
In addition to the autopsy, Capps said his department will be working with various agencies throughout the Tri-State to determine if any reports of missing females match the remains.
9 On Your Side's Amy Wadas and Mario Ramirez contributed to this report.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
The heroin epidemic in Northern Kentucky is taking a post-mortem toll on tax payers.
Organizers have big plans for Covington’s 200 year birthday.
Authorities closed the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge early Sunday morning due to a thin layer of ice forming on its metal decking.
This winter has proven to be a challenge, especially for the homeless. One event hopes to change that for them.
Kenton County Judge Executive Steve Arlinghaus said he’s bringing diversity to the CVG board including women, young professionals…
The city invites residents to discuss the epidemic plaguing the region and their city: heroin. But in the wake of Joaquín…
The search for a wanted man led Kenton County police to remove an 89-year-old woman and two children who were living inside a “urine…
Meet the mayor of "The Friendship City." In addition to his day job as an attorney, Tom Rouse has several interests and accolades.
A military veteran says a $10,000 bill he received led to a 20-hour standoff with police in December.
Attorney says Michael Vaughan will speak about the standoff using his own words for the first time Tuesday.