PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has found human skeletal remains.
Officials said they were searching the Mount Zion area for Roy Chumbley, who was reported missing in early October. We’re told his remains were found Dec. 2.
Detective Bobby Jones said they were able to tell from the skeletal remains it was Chumbley because his identification was found with him.
He had been missing since Oct. 2 and his family was concerned because he left his home without his cell phone and they said it wasn’t like him.
Right now, it’s too early to tell what caused his death, but the detective told us it did follow a DUI incident that Chumbley was involved in. His arrest citation says he hit a woman with his car. The woman did not press charges, telling deputies she believed it to be an accident.
The sheriff’s office did confirm there was an altercation between that woman’s family and Chumbley after his DUI arrest and before he disappeared.
“He struck a girl on the side of the road. She sustained injuries from that. Her family or friends had then in turn beat him up. But this was prior to that. He had went to jail got a DUI charge out of that. Lost his license,” said Det. Bobby Jones.
The sheriff’s office said it’s too early to know if all of this was related.
The state medical examiner will be able to determine more of the cause and manner of death.
Deputies said the investigation is ongoing.