Body found could be missing Lexington man

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A badly decomposed body found in a creek on a Lexington horse farm has not yet been identified. Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn says there is "essential tissue" missing from the body that is key in helping identify it.

The body was found Saturday evening in Town Branch Creek on Donamire Farm off of Old Frankfort Pike. Ginn said it appears the body is that of a man based on the type of clothing. He said it appears the body was washed downstream and was likely in the water for about three months.

While the body has not been identified, there is speculation that it could be that of missing Lexington resident, Darryl Dotson. 38-year-old Dotson was last seen walking in Masterson Station Park on March 5. He was never heard or seen from again but his cell phone was located in the park.

Dotson's wife Kim confirmed that she has been contacted by the coroner and asked to give information about her husband's clothing and other identifying characteristics.

Investigators returned to Town Branch Creek on Monday with dive teams and cadaver dogs. They were looking for additional remains which they hope will help in the identification of the body and help determine cause of death.

An autopsy will be performed at the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort on Tuesday.

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