Foul play now suspected in missing persons case after human remains found in car

Police now suspect that foul play is involved in a missing persons case out of Pikeville.

Pikeville Police Information Officer Tony Conn said a burned vehicle belonging to Henry Hook, the father of Wesley Hook, was found by police with human remains inside of the vehicle. Wesley Hook was reported missing after having been last seen by his family on June 11.

Conn said the remains found inside the 2008 Chevrolet Impala sedan have been forwarded to the Kentucky State Police forensic lab for identification. The vehicle was identified using the vehicle identification number, or VIN, as one Wesley Hook was known to have driven.

In consideration of the development in the case, Conn said foul play is suspected in Wesley Hook’s disappearance. Anyone with information on Wesley Hook’s disappearance, the burning of the vehicle or the remains found inside the vehicle is asked to contact Pikeville Police (606) 437-5111.

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