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Detectives, archaeologists search for human remains in vacant lot

Officer Virgil Willoughby Officer Virgil Willoughby

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – Archaeologists brushed away dirt from evidence beneath a Habitat for Humanity lot where investigators searched for human remains Friday.

Police excavated less than an acre in an Elizabethtown neighborhood after officers received a tip a body may be buried on the land.

Earlier in the week archaeologists searched the surface using ground-penetrating radar. The results yielded two "disturbed locations," according to Officer Virgil Willoughby.

"That first area they dug this morning has not really provided anything so they have moved off to the east and continue their dig," Willoughby said Friday.

The lot is located on East Railroad Avenue at East Crutcher Street. Neighbors and a family member said a man by the name of Larry Sherrard used to live on the lot police are investigating.

Officers will continue excavation Saturday morning.

"The archeologists are here, they're the ones leading us through this search, so based on the data they recovered that's what's driving our dig," Willoughby said.

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