On Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at approximately 8:27 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan was contacted by the Bell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a homeowner locating a human skull in their back yard.
Troopers from Post 10 responded to 1599 Harbell road in the Pineville community of Bell County along with the Bell County Coroner's Office.
The Bell County Coroner has taken possession of the skull and transported it to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort on April 11th for forensic testing.
KSP has currently opened a death investigation but have no new information at this time into an identity of cause of death. As KSP receives more information, it will be released.
Case is under investigation by Detective Aaron Frederick.