HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — A coroner in eastern Kentucky says the identity of a body found by a group looking for a missing woman has been confirmed.
Knott County Coroner Jeff Blair told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the state medical examiner's office used dental and medical records and fingerprints to identify the body as that of 34-year-old Christina Renee Barnett of Johnson County, who had been missing for a week.
Blair said the cause of death is still being investigated.
David Fairfield told WYMT-TV that the body he found Wednesday while searching along Highway 80 near Hindman in Knott County was burned and covered by a television.
Fairfield was among friends and family searching for Barnett, who was last seen in Hazard.