Coroner: Body was in cave for ‘significant period of time’

Body Found

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) – A body has been found inside a cave in Monticello.

Wayne County Coroner Forrest Hicks tells news outlets that the Monticello police contacted his office after the body was discovered Tuesday morning on Trails End Road.

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Hicks says the body appeared to be that of a male, but the person’s identity remains unknown, as well as the cause of death.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday in Frankfort.

Hicks says the body had been there for a significant period of time, and was visible from the entrance to the cave, which is similar to a sinkhole.


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