BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- It's cases like the one in late June that tug at the heart of Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby.
Called to an area home, Kirby found that Billy Darrell Taylor had died alone.
A neighbor who had last seen the 72-year-old Taylor on June 19 called authorities four days later to check on him. Kirby's office found no information in Taylor's home about potential surviving relatives or friends.
About three times a year, Kirby and his deputy coroners find someone deceased and know little more about the person than a name.
Their lives, in death, become mini-mysteries.
More often than not, the mystery people are elderly. Many of their relatives have died before them.