Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Death Investigation in Martin County
Date of News Release: 02/28/2009
(Pikeville, Ky.) - At approximately 7:14 a.m. on Saturday, February 28th, 2009, the body of Ricky Hammonds, age 41, of Beauty, was discovered lying in Buck Creek at Beauty by a passerby. Preliminary investigation indicates that Mr. Hammonds fell into the creek sometime between the afternoon of February 27th, 2009 and the time his body was discovered on Saturday morning. No foul play is suspected. Kentucky State Police Detective Dwayne Price is investigating the death. Detective Price was assisted at the scene by Trooper Josh Brewer, Martin County Sheriff Garmon Preece, and Martin County Coroner Joe Mullins.