UPDATE: Cause Of Death Released For Rowan County Homicide Victim

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The Rowan County Coroner said Friday that preliminary autopsy results showed that Lloyd Souders, 82, of Morehead, died of multiple sharp and blunt force trauma injuries, which included signs that he had been beaten.

State Police said a friend who went to check on Souders found him dead in a ditch by Souders’ driveway on Lafayette Drive in Morehead around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.

The coroner said it appeared Souders had been in the ditch for several hours before he was found, but he could not say how long Souders had been dead before being discovered.

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The coroner also could not answer how many injuries Souders suffered due to the ongoing investigation.

If you have any information in this case, call Kentucky State Police in Morehead at 606-784-4127.