TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP works death investigation in Trigg County
Date of News Release: 12/31/2013
(Rockcastle, KY) - On Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 12:33 A.M. a 911 call was received regarding a missing person from a houseboat that was docked at Prizer Point Marina. A search went underway by the Trigg County Sherriff's Office, Trigg County Rescue, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and the Kentucky State Police. The deceased body of Mary P. Hatley 62, of Evansville, IN was found in the water at approximately 12:03 P.M.
Hatley was on the houseboat with her husband and another couple from Evansville, IN when she went outside to smoke and never returned. Currently no foul play is suspected and an autopsy is being scheduled later this week.
Kentucky State Police Detective Steve Silfies is continuing the investigation. Detective Silfies was assisted on the scene by the Trigg County Sherriff's Office, Trigg County Coroner, Trigg County Rescue Squad, and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.