Body found in Prestonsburg river identified

Body found in Prestonsburg River
Body found in Prestonsburg River(City of Prestonsburg Police)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 5:36 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2022 at 7:22 AM EDT
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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The Prestonsburg Police Department recovered a body from the Levisa Fork River on May 25, after following up on an investigation they have been assisting with in the area.

Officers with the department say they were in the Ball Alley curve area of the Lancer community, following up on a call related to an ongoing investigation. After viewing a video related to the case, the officers were sweeping the river area when they recovered a body of a man.

The coroner was called to the scene and officers with Prestonsburg PD say Kentucky State Police is still leading the investigation.

WYMT’s Buddy Forbes talked to his family not long after he was reported missing.

The man was identified as Gordon McKinney, 54, of Harold, Kentucky.

The investigation into the cause of death is still ongoing.

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