Update: Body found in Clear Fork River identified as missing man

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WHITLEY COUNTY,  Ky. (WTVQ) – The body of a man found in the Clear Fork River in Whitley County on Monday has been positively identified as a missing man from Ohio.

The Whitley County Coroner has identified the man as 54-year-old Randall Alan Walker.

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Authorities say Walker went missing in the Whitley County area on January 24, 2017, after stopping with a friend at a rest area off of I-75.

The cause and manner of death are still under investigation.

The Sheriff says the body was spotted Monday morning by a man driving along the highway around 9:20 a.m.

The body was caught on a limb off of US 25W in the Clear Fork River, according to the sheriff.

Investigators say the Clear Fork River had been running high, but receded, revealing Walker’s body.