Composite sketch released of unidentified man found in 2016 near Owensboro

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The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite sketch of an unidentified man who was found dead near the Natcher Bridge in Owensboro in May of 2016.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and the Daviess County Coroner’s Office have been working to identify the man who was found in the Ohio River just days after Indiana State Police found a woman’s body in the Ohio River in Troy. That woman was later identified as 30-year-old Sarah Ipock.

Authorities have utilized pictures and measurements of the man, and NAMUS (National Missing and Unidentified Persons Systems) was able to construct a facial composite of what the dead man may have looked like.

Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputies say they’ve used DNA testing and dental records but have not been able to identify the man.

State medical examiners were unable to lift fingerprints from the body due to decomposition.

Deputies say they are investigating Ipock’s death, and that of the unidentified male, as homicides. They say the two deaths are connected.

Detectives believe the unidentified man and Ipock knew each other.

An autopsy revealed that Ipock’s body was mutilated and cut, but there’s still no word on who killed her.

Deputies have been in touch with the investigators at the ISP Sellersburg Post through this investigation.

If you recognize this composite sketch, you are asked to call Lt. Morgan Palmiter at 270-685-6131, or Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

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(This story was originally published on November 7, 2018)

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