Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Body Discovered in Knott County
Date of News Release: 09/26/2013
(Hindman, KY) - On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at approximately 2:00 pm, Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call that a body had been discovered just off of KY 80, approximately one mile east of the Hindman exit. Troopers arrived at the scene; a wooded area accessed by a gravel road, at the nine mile marker on KY 80 eastbound, and was led to the location of the body by subjects who were in the area searching for a missing relative. The body, which appeared to be that of a white female, was recovered by members of the Ball Creek Fire and Rescue Squad, and was removed from the scene by the Knott County Coroners Office. The body was taken to the State Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy and positive identification. This incident remains under investigation by Post 13 detectives.