Man arrested in Texas in connection to body found in Kentucky Lake

Arrest after body found in Ky. Lake

TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A man was arrested in Texas in connection to a woman’s body found in Kentucky Lake.

Jeffery Rogers, 60, of Arlington, Texas, was arrested on Tuesday morning, June 23 on warrants in Henry County for one count of abuse of a corpse and on count of tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $1 million.

On Monday, at the request of the 24th District Attorney General, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations agents joined the investigation of a woman’s body found in a plastic container, floating in Kentucky Lake just north of the Tennessee state line on Saturday night, June 20.

The body was identified as Traci L. Jones, 41, of Granbury, Texas.

An autopsy was performed by the Kentucky State Medical Examiner and the cause of death was ruled homicide.

Investigators say Rogers used a boat rented in Paris to dispose of the body in Kentucky Lake.

Rogers is awaiting extradition to Tennessee.

The homicide investigation remains active and ongoing.

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