Human remains located in Lewis County, Kentucky, have been positively identified as a missing Vinton County man.

Deceased is Shane Green, 30, of McArthur.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported that an area resident was operating a tractor on KY 784 near the Greenup County line on May 6 when he spotted remains in a “remote area.” The remains were in a state of decomposition, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Lewis County Coroner Tony Gaydos said an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday in Frankfort as part of the investigation into the matter. Preliminary results from that autopsy have not come back as of Friday afternoon.

On Sunday, April 26, the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person’s complaint regarding Shane G. Green, 30, of McArthur. The report states that Green left his residence outside of McArthur on April 25 around 7:30 p.m. to go to work.

The cause of death and other circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported.

sdawes@vintoncourier.com; @sydneydawes_95

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