Unidentified man found dead in Ohio River laid to rest

Unidentified man found dead in Ohio River laid to rest
The man's body was found in the Ohio River in September 2018.

WEST PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - An unidentified man found in the Ohio River in September 2018 was laid to rest on Wednesday, May 29.

The McCracken County Coroner’s Office conducted the burial with cooperation from the Paducah Police Department, McCracken County Sheriff’s Department and West McCracken Fire Department.

The public was invited to attend the brief graveside service for the unknown man. It was held at Wilmington Cemetery in West Paducah, Kentucky.

“These cases are heart breaking,” said McCracken County Coroner Amanda Melton. “I’m sure, somewhere, this man has friends or family who could help us identify him. Despite our best efforts, however, we just don’t know where to find those people at this time.”

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, McCracken County deputies recovered the body of a white male from the Ohio River. The death investigation briefly shut-down the US 45 Brookport Bridge.

The man was reportedly in his 60s and described as well-developed, 6-feet, 2-inches tall, approximately 132 pounds, with a clean shaven head and no facial hair.

According to Coroner Melton, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner classified the death as undetermined at this time.

Anyone with information about the unidentified man is asked to contact the McCracken County Coroner’s Office at 270-444-4732 or email.

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