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Body found at Shawnee Park identified as possible kidnapping victim

Jermaine Sprewer
Jermaine Sprewer
Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 1:52 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Jefferson County Coroners Office has made a positive identification of the body found in Shawnee Park.

Jermaine Sprewer, 25, was found near the park’s boat ramp on Sept. 11.

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The cause and manner of Sprewer’s death are listed as “pending.”

During a Sept. 9 news conference, Louisville Metro police said Sprewer may have been kidnapped and was being held for ransom. At that time, LMPD also released a photo of the vehicle Sprewer was last seen in, a 2016 Jeep Cherokee, with Kentucky license plate 7171JW.

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