CORBIN, Ky. (AP) -- Human bones have been found inside a storage unit in southeastern Kentucky, and authorities are trying to determine if they are the remains of a woman reported missing in Delaware 16 years ago.
Corbin police detective Rusty Hedrick says the wife of the man who rented the unit was reported missing in 1997 in Delaware. Police did not release the man's name but said he died in May in Alabama.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the bones were found Thursday by two men who bought the unit's contents after the man, who once lived in Corbin, stopped paying earlier this year.
Hedrick says the bones were found in three grocery-type bags and Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley confirmed they were human.
The coroner's office sent the bones to the state medical examiner's office for analysis.
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