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UPDATE: Two arrested for murder after burned body found

Investigators have found a body inside a burned truck which officials in Letcher County think could belong to missing 34-year-old Drad Fleming.

A murder investigation is now underway in Letcher County where the burned truck and body were found.

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb tells Mountain News an anonymous tip led officials to Frank's Creek Road in Eolia off Kentucky 806 Saturday night.

Both the body and truck are unidentifiable, but Sheriff Webb says they believe it is Fleming who went missing just three days ago.

Sheriff Webb says Fleming's family of Kona has been contacted, but they are waiting for autopsy results to be certain.

The Letcher County Sheriff's Department arrested two people in the death of Fleming overnight.

Stephanie Jones, Fleming's wife and James Maggard are both being held in the Letcher County Jail on murder charges.

The body's remains have been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.


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