Lincoln County Coroner identifies human remains found

Published 3:30 pm Friday, March 29, 2019

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Local and state law enforcement agents investigate the scene where human remains were located.

MCKINNEY – The Lincoln County Coroner has identified the human remains found yesterday under a railroad trestle in the McKinney area.
Coroner Farris Marcum said the human remains have been positively identified as Patrick Wayne Cook, 57, of Hustonville.
“We did x-rays and it appears he’s got broken vertebrae in his neck and his back,” Marcum said Friday. “It appears that he fell off the bridge.”
Marcum said Cook’s death has been ruled accidental.
The remains were found at about 1 p.m. yesterday.
Lincoln County law enforcement, as well as Kentucky State Police, were on scene for several hours.
The body was transported to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.