Human Remains Found in Pulaski County, Kentucky

SOMERSET, KY - Pulaski County Sheriff Bobby Jones is reporting the finding of human remains on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, in the Bethlehem Ridge Road area of Pulaski County.

The remains were located after a property owner contacted the Pulaski 911 Dispatch Center. Deputies responded to the scene and contacted the Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene and notified the Pulaski County Coroner, who also responded.

The remains were taken by the Coroner to the State Medical Examiner for identification and autopsy.

Based on the location and condition of the remains, the Sheriff’s Office believes these are the remains of David J. Whitt, a twenty-year-old Casey County resident who assaulted a Deputy in September of this year and then fled on foot.

The September incident took place near the area where the remains were found.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is awaiting a positive identification from the State Medical Examiner's Office.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at

You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.


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