KSP Conducts Death Investigation After Human Remains Found in Jackson County

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From a Press Release from KSP:

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is conducting a death investigation following human remains discovered in Jackson County.

The initial investigation indicates KSP Posts 7 was called just after 4:30 pm yesterday, after a tip was received in reference to possible human remains that were in a rural part of Jackson County. The Kentucky State Police, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency responded to the area of Old Island City Rd. As a result of the search, human remains were located and taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy and identification.

An autopsy was performed this morning and the human remains were identified to be Elijah Rader, 70 years old of Annville, KY. who has been missing since January 31, 2020.

After disappearing in late January, Elijah Rader was reported missing to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police Richmond and London Posts have been following up on leads and tips over the past two months. As KSP Detectives continue their investigation into what led to the death of Elijah Rader, more information may be released.