Body found in Knox County river

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating after finding a body in a Knox County river.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office had been searching for a missing man.

Kentucky State Police say they found a body in Cumberland River, off Highway 11 in Knox County, just outside of Barbourville.

At this point, investigators say the don't know for sure who the person is, nor do they know what caused the person's death.

The man's name has not been released yet.

The Knox County coroner says he does know it was the body of a man in his 60's.

The body has been taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.

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