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Update: Body found in Pike County is missing woman, man arrested in the case

Kentucky State Police have arrested Chadwick Hunt in connection with a Pike County death...
Kentucky State Police have arrested Chadwick Hunt in connection with a Pike County death investigation.(Pike County Detention Center)
Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 2:06 PM EST
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12/31/2020 Update:

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - We now know the name of the woman found dead near the Lick Creek area of Pike County.

Kentucky State Police identified the victim as Clara Morgan O’Brien, 39, of Fedscreek.

Police said O’Brien was reported missing on December 21.

Investigators ruled O’Brien’s death as a homicide.

Following the initial investigation, police arrested Chadwick Hunt, 44, of Lick Creek on charges of tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

12-30-2020 Update:

Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in connection with a death investigation from this weekend in Pike County.

According to an arrest citation, troopers responded to Chadwick Hunt’s house on Lick Creek Sunday, where they found a woman’s body on the property. During their investigation, Hunt told police the woman had died and he moved her body to where she was discovered.

Hunt, 44, was arrested Tuesday night at his home and is being held in the Pike County Detention Center.

He is charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

Original Story:

Kentucky State Police are conducting a death investigation after an unidentified body was found in the Lick Creek area of Pike County.

KSP in Pikeville received a call Sunday just after 8 p.m. about a possible dead body.

Investigators say the unidentified body was near the park area of Fishtrap Lake in the Lick Creek community.

The body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Officer for an autopsy and identification. The cause of death is under investigation.

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