Human remains identified after man had been missing for five years

HARDYVILLE, Ky. – In February of 2020, a landowner found skeletal remains of man on his property. Now, Kentucky State Police have identified the subject.

The body of the Berea man has now been identified as Jacob Tipton, born in 1991.

Tipton was reported missing on May 6, 2016 and was not found for nearly four years.

Tipton’s car was found in a nearby cemetery within months of his disappearance just a short distance from where his body was eventually found.

The remains were identified using dental records, and the autopsy could not determine a cause of death.