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Missing Man Found Dead in Butler County

Date of News Release: 05/23/2012

(Bowling Green, KY.) -- On May 23, 2012, 4:01 P.M. (CST) Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was contacted by the Morgantown Police Department regarding a death investigation.

A complaint was made to the Morgantown Police Department by the Dollar General Store regarding pungent odor coming from behind the store in a wooded area. The body of Recil D. Felty (45) of Morgantown was found in the woods. Mr. Felty was recently entered as missing by the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

The Butler County Coroner was contacted and an autopsy is scheduled on May 24, 2012 at the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville, KY.

There is no foul play suspected at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Detective Brad Stevenson. He was assisted on scene by Sergeant Kevin Pickett, Trooper Brain McKinney, Trooper Joe Gregory, Morgantown Police Department, Butler County Sheriff's Office, and Butler County Coroner's Office.

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