Woman charged for lying about human remains found under trailer in Carroll County
Nearly a month after a dog unearthed human remains under an abandoned trailer in Carroll County, police have released more details.
WORTHVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police in Carroll County, Kentucky say the woman who reported finding human remains under an abandoned trailer in May was lying.
Carroll County Sheriff Phillip Marshall said 40-year-old Tammy Sculley faces a charge of falsely reporting an incident.
The bones were turned in to the sheriff nearly a month ago, after authorities were told a dog dug them up from under an abandoned trailer.
Marshall now says that the bones were artifacts stolen by two unidentified suspects from an unspecified location. The bones were then given to Sculley to use in her fish tank.
Marshall says she changed her mind and fabricated the story about the dog.
"She got worried about them and was going to turn them into the police, but instead of turning them in to the police, she reported that a dog had found them under the trailer and drug them up to the house," Marshall said.
The Carroll County Sheriff says the woman who reported the bones under the trailer is allegedly the person who put them there. The bones were “artifacts” stolen by two unidentified suspects & were given to the woman. Police have charged her with falsely reporting an incident. pic.twitter.com/X2BtAsTJc3— Hayden Ristevski (@HaydenWDRB) June 6, 2018
On May 10, Blakely Jones told WDRB that her mother-in-law bagged up the remains and took them to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
“First, he drug out the bottom half of a jaw and then drug out the rest of them,” Jones said in an interview. It is not clear whether Blakely is related to Sculley.
Currently, the bones are in a lab and authorities are trying to determine how old they are. The sheriff says there’s nothing to suggest foul play because the bones were in an artifact collection.
Authorities have not released the names of the other two suspects. Both are reportedly involved with other burglaries in Carroll County.
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