UPDATE: Body Found in Ohio County Identified

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police say the body of a woman found dead in Ohio County on Sunday is identified as Amanda N. Riley, 30, of Livermore, Kentucky.  

Riley died of blunt force trauma. Detectives are treating the case as a homicide investigation. 

 

ORIGINAL STORY: Investigators in Ohio County, awaiting results of an autopsy scheduled today for a woman found dead.

Her body was found in the Peabody Wildlife Management Area around 8:00 AM Sunday.

Kentucky State Police say they were first told of the body by a hunter who found it in a lake at the wildlife management area.

Frankie Smith says he goes to the wildlife area up to 30 times a year.

"We hunt and fish," says Smith. He called the discovery of a body found Sunday disturbing and unpleasant.

"We don't want it to happen again that's for sure," he says. "I have a nephew that duck hunts down here, and we make sure that he wasn't the one that found the body."

State troopers started reviewing missing person cases involving women missing for more than a week for potential matches, but aren't sure if any will match the one found Sunday.

"We do have some missing in the area, but this moment, I don't think the detectives believe these are going to be one of the missing women," says Trooper Corey King of Kentucky State Police. Trooper King says to help piece together what happened in this remote area, they're asking for help from other hunters and fishers who may have seen something suspicious or out of place.

"A hunter did locate the body and notified us, but were there other hunters that noticed her before she was dead, or notice any suspicious vehicles or circumstances in that area as they were going to hunt their game or do whatever," says Trooper King.

"It's unknown who did it or the reason," adds Smith.

Evansville Police tell us that this case is not connected to any other missing person cases they are currently working on.


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