The human remains that were discovered in a wooded area in Gray on Monday have been identified as those of a Corbin man who had been missing since June this year.

Adam Pinkley, 34, was positively identified by a pacemaker that was found at the scene of where the remains were found off Garland Cemetery Road in Gray.

On Tuesday KSP Post 10's Criminal Intelligence Analyst located an individual with matching information as those of the remains that could possibly be Pinkley.

Pinkley was reported missing in June and reported to the Laurel County Sheriff's Department where they had been working a missing person investigation.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday KSP Post 10 Harlan was notified by the Knox County Coroner's Office confirming the remains were those of Pinkley.

The identification was made due to a pacemaker that was found at the scene

At this time KSP is actively working a death investigation. Detectives are also continuing to investigate the cause of death and how the remains ended up in the wooded area.

At 6:16 p.m. Monday Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan, received a call from Knox County Dispatch requesting assistance after the human remains had been located off of Garland Cemetery Road in the Gray.

Preliminary investigation indicated a 15-year-old juvenile was riding his four-wheeler in a wooded area off of Garland Cemetery Road when he came across the human remains.

The remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort on Tuesday for an autopsy.

The case is still under investigation by Det. Jake Wilson.