Kentucky man arrested after human remains found in his backyard, police say

Published 9:51 am Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A Kentucky man has been arrested after police found human remains in his backyard, authorities said.

David Puyear, 59, of Buffalo, was charged with murder and lodged in the Larue County jail, Kentucky State Police said Monday in a statement.

Police executed a search warrant at Puyear’s property Friday after an extensive investigation stemming from information authorities received about the possibility of a body being buried on the property, the statement said. Detectives found the remains of an unidentified person beneath a large pile of debris in the backyard of the residence, police said.

The remains were taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville to be examined and identified.

Further information wasn’t immediately released.