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Update to the Death Investigation in Elliott County

Date of News Release: 04/06/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police Morehead has received confirmation from the State Medical Examiners office of the identity of the body found in a pond in Elliott County. The body has been confirmed to be that of Paul Dillon Bryant, 19, of Olive Hill. Mr. Bryant has been missing from Carter County since February. The incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Morehead.

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Date of News Release: 04/04/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On April 3, 2011, at 1939 hours, KSP Post 8 Morehead received a report from the Elliott County Sheriff's Office that they were responding to KY1620 where a body had been found in an area pond. Detectives responded to the scene where the body of an unknown male had been found. At this time the name of the victim is unknown and listed as John Doe. Elliott County Coroner Mark Lewis has scheduled an autopsy at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort. The incident remains under investigation by Detective Larry Bowling.

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