PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man was found dead in Pulaski County by a passerby.
The Somerset Police Department reports a body was found on Monday afternoon in a drainage ditch near a chain link fence off East Ky. 80, just east of Plumphouse Road.
The Pulaski County Coroner has identified the body as 29-year old Jeremiah Childers of Cumberland in Harlan County. The coroner says he was identified by information contained in a wallet he had with him. In addition, authorities report his mother confirmed his identity by recognizing some of his tattoos.
Officials believe Childers had been dead for two or three days, but do not know the cause of his death. They report his body has been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.