Death investigation underway in Breckinridge County after body found

Body found in Breckinridge County; death investigation underway

BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found on Friday night.

Sheriff Todd Pate confirmed that they were called to the intersection of KY 261 and KY 108 around 7 p.m. where they found a body in a grassy area; this is in the Kirk community.

Pate said that they have not ruled out foul play, but, it’s being treated as a death investigation pending the autopsy results.

“I think that anytime you find a body lying on the side of a farm area off of a bush hog path, you need to at least dig further into the investigation and determine why that body was brought there,” Pate said.

The body may have been there for at least a few days before it was noticed by someone walking through the path.

Brandon Henning lives nearby and said he stopped by the scene Friday night when he heard what happened.

"Even driving by it now, when everything’s over with, it’s still weird looking over here and knowing there was a dead body sitting right here,” Henning said.

Henning said the Kirk community is typically a quiet place to live. Most neighbors know and trust each other.

"It's scary because you only see that stuff on the news, you know? It makes you nervous knowing that stuff is closed to home,” Henning said. “Stuff like that doesn’t happen around here. I called my mom, my grandparents we all live there right beside each other, I told them they better lock the doors and everything else."The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

The investigation is being conducted by the Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police.

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