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Update to Union County Death Investigation

Date of News Release: 08/15/2011

(Henderson, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police and Union County Coroner's Office has identified the drowning victim as 24 year-old Jesse Waters of Murfreesboro, TN. An autopsy has been conducted in Louisville; however, the official cause of death has not been released due to pending tests.

KSP is currently conducting interviews and working closely with authorities in Illinois.

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Death Investigation In Union County

Date of News Release: 08/14/2011

(Henderson, Ky.) -- At 17:54 hours Kentucky State Police Post 16 was notified by the United States Coast Guard, that a white male had been located in the water of the Ohio River in Union County Kentucky at Sturgeon Island area. LT. Gibson U/91 along with Det. Carter U/870 and Trooper Clanton U/715 responded to the call. An unidentified white male was recovered from the water; Male was deceased and had no type of identification. Investigation is pending autopsy results. Body was turned over to the coroner's office; autopsy is scheduled for Monday August 15th in Louisville Kentucky. No foul play is suspected at this time.

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