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Arrest made after body of missing man found in field

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Mark Proffitt (Source: KSP) Mark Proffitt (Source: KSP)
Joseph Tooley (Source: Monroe County Correctional Center) Joseph Tooley (Source: Monroe County Correctional Center)

TOMPKINSVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An arrest was made in connection to the body of a missing man discovered in an overgrown field.

According to Kentucky State Police, at 10:55 a.m. Thursday they received a call that a man's body had been discovered near the intersection of Mo Lane and Richards Drive.

Police recovered the man's body who was identified by the Monroe County coroner as Mark Proffitt.

Proffitt was reported missing on July 27.

At 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon police arrested Joseph Tooley, 32, and charged him with assault in connection to Proffitt's death.

Tooley is being lodged in the Monroe County Correctional Center.

The cause of Proffitt's death is under investigation. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or by calling 911.

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