Partially Decomposed Human Remains Found on NKU's Campus, University Officials Say

The Campbell County coroner is working to determine the identity of the human remains found on NKU's campus over the weekend.

Mar 13, 2023 at 11:52 am
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Northern Kentucky University

The remains of a partially decomposed body were discovered over the weekend at Northern Kentucky University's campus, university officials tell CityBeat.

Around noon on Sunday, March 12, NKU police received a call from a bystander who was on campus for soccer activities. While walking behind the soccer stadium in a wooded area, the bystander discovered what appeared to be decomposed human remains, NKU spokesperson Clayton Castle said.

Officers from the NKU Police Department, Campbell County and Highland Heights all responded to the scene.

"Based on information available to us, the situation poses no danger to campus. The initial investigation does not suggest any foul play," Castle said.

Castle told CityBeat the NKU Police Department is leading the investigation as the Campbell County coroner works to identify the body.

An update on the investigation is expected soon, Castle said.


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