Elizabethtown authorities continue to search for burial


by Brooke Hasch


Posted on February 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 21 at 7:28 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Police continue to dig in an Elizabethtown neighborhood with hope to uncover a body that may be buried in the area.

A tip led the authorities to suspect the burial.

Archaeologists, cadaver dogs and public works crews spent the day on site, digging into several areas on this property at 211 East Railroad Ave., which is now owned by Habitat for Humanity.

While police have not confirmed where the tip came from, neighbors believe a former resident who lived here confessed to the crime just before he died, earlier this month.

Some of Larry Sherrard’s family said they don't believe he is connected to anything of this magnitude. They spent the day watching as investigators dug even deeper into their family property.

“It's very heartbreaking and disturbing. To flash it up like they're doing is just wrong,” Kristen Jackson, Sherrard's niece, said.

Police said a ground penetrating radar discovered two areas where the ground surface was disturbed. The search has now expanded in all directions at this point, but the search has so far turned up empty.

"I don't think they're going to find anything at this point," Jackson said.

Police said there are no missing persons in the area.

They have wrapped up work for the day and will resume at 9 a.m. on Saturday.