Kentucky State Police Det. Kevin Miller has made another arrest in a murder investigation after finding human remains in the Cawood Community on March 22.
Miller charged Kayla Curtis, 30, of Cawood, with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse on around 10 p.m. on March 23.
KSP Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said detectives at Post 10 are still waiting on the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort to make a positive identification on the human remains found.
Kentucky State Police Det. Kevin Miller arrested Michael Curtis, 26, of 540 Mountain Oaks Drive, Cawood, and charged him with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse on March 22.
“At this time the victim’s information cannot be released until the State Medical Examiner’s Office makes a positive identification of the remains,” Jacobs said. “Detectives from Post 10 have received enough information to believe this case is involving a missing person’s case from Post 10 Harlan.”
KSP is actively working a missing person case on Tommy Ingersoll, 49, of Baxter.
The state police opened a missing person’s case on Ingersoll on March 10 after his father reported him missing. Ingersoll was last seen at the Shell station in Baxter. Police said he left his home to go for a walk and has not been seen since.
Miller still can’t confirm the remains are that of Ingersoll at this time.
According to a press release, Kentucky State Police Post 10 received information at approximately 11:30 a.m. on March 22 about possible human remains located in a wooded area off of Mountain Oaks Subdivision in Cawood.
At 11:45 p.m. March 22, Miller charged Curtis with murder and served a warrant on him at the Harlan County Detention Center where he was already incarcerated on other charges.
Michael Curtis is currently being held on a $500,000 full cash bond on his new charges.
Kayla Curtis is also being held on a $500,000 full cash bond in the Harlan County Detention Center.
The case is still under investigation by Miller.
KSP asks if anyone has any information regarding this case to call them at 606.573.3131.
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