Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Death investigation in Pike County
Date of News Release: 09/19/2011
(McCarr, Pike County) -- On Saturday September 17, 2011 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a body of an unknown subject in the Tug Fork River in the McCarr community of Pike County. Trooper Joshua Brainard and Detective Jason Merlo responded to the scene. Deputy Coroner Mike Hall pronounced the subject deceased. An autopsy will be conducted and identification will be determined by the State Medical Examiner. This incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Jason Merlo.