Altro, Ky. (April 28, 2019) – A body was discovered in the North Fork of the Kentucky River yesterday morning in Breathitt County. Kentucky State Police Post 13 Telecommunicators received a call shortly after 9:00 a.m. advising that a body had been found in the river adjacent to Elige Roberts Road in the Altro community. KSP personnel responded to the scene along with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers, Wolfcoal Fire Department and Jackson Fire Department members.
At the scene, the body was located and removed from the river. Breathitt County Coroner Hargis Epperson made a pronouncement of death at 10:45 a.m. The body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. Investigators hope to learn the identity of the body and cause of death once the exam is completed. Detective Josh Huff with KSP Post 13 is leading this investigation.