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    KY - Male Skeletal Remains, 2004 - Otha Young

    The skeletal body of a man was found along Interstate 75 nearly a year ago. At the time, Kentucky's forensic anthropologist said he could have been in that ditch along the busy freeway a decade. As it turned out, she was right. The man found murdered in Northern Kentucky disappeared from Louisville 9 years ago. As Local 12's Deborah Dixon tells us, there were several clues left behind on the body, but it was forensic science that made the i-d.

    At first, police thought the skeletal remains found in a ditch near the Turfway exit were a homeless man. But evidence pointed more to a working man...blue overalls, thick black glasses, almost eye protectors, but no identification. Even the false teeth couldn't be traced, because there was so much work done on them. The video card was so old, the owner couldn't be found.

    It was forensic science that identified the remains found in Florence nearly a year ago, as 65 year-old Otha Young of Louisville, reported missing October 10, 1996. There was evidence of heart surgery. In fact, surgical wires were still in the breastbone. http://www.wkrc.com/news/local/story...B-034A9303EBFC
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    The skeletal body of a man was found along Interstate 75 nearly a year ago. At the time, Kentucky's forensic anthropologist said he could have been in that ditch along the busy freeway a decade. As it turned out, she was right. The man found murdered in Northern Kentucky disappeared from Louisville 9 years ago. As Local 12's Deborah Dixon tells us, there were several clues left behind on the body, but it was forensic science that made the i-d.

    At first, police thought the skeletal remains found in a ditch near the Turfway exit were a homeless man. But evidence pointed more to a working man...blue overalls, thick black glasses, almost eye protectors, but no identification. Even the false teeth couldn't be traced, because there was so much work done on them. The video card was so old, the owner couldn't be found.

    It was forensic science that identified the remains found in Florence nearly a year ago, as 65 year-old Otha Young of Louisville, reported missing October 10, 1996. There was evidence of heart surgery. In fact, surgical wires were still in the breastbone. http://www.wkrc.com/news/local/story...B-034A9303EBFC
    That is an incredible story. It gives me hope that other cold cases can be solved using today's forensic techniques.

    Thanks for posting this story!

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    It just amazed me that he was lying there next to a busy highway and it was 10 years before anyone noticed.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    It just amazed me that he was lying there next to a busy highway and it was 10 years before anyone noticed.
    My first thought was don't they ever mow that ditch? Maybe it was concrete in that area. It makes you wonder if you've ever drivven by a body and not known it.

    I'm glad he has been identified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewingDeb
    My first thought was don't they ever mow that ditch? Maybe it was concrete in that area. It makes you wonder if you've ever drivven by a body and not known it.

    I'm glad he has been identified.
    Good question.

    I hope the find at least brings some resolution.



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