Police identify body found in Magoffin County

Published: May. 26, 2018 at 8:55 PM EDT
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Kentucky state police are investigating after a body was found in Magoffin County.

The discovery happened around 8 p.m. Saturday. Rescue crews said a man's body was in a creek along Johnson Fork Road in the Gunlock community.

Officials identified the person as Joseph Smithers, 33. The coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

An autopsy will be performed as police continue their investigation.