UPDATE: Body found in Knox Co. creek identified

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UPDATE: (02/19/19)

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police say the woman’s body that was found in a creek  has been identified.

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The autopsy identified the woman as 43-year-old Shannon Harkins, of Flat Lick.

KSP says Harkins’ car was found on Ed Harp Lane on January 7. Her body was found in a nearby wooded area. They say an investigation is still going on to figure out how her body ended up 150 yards from where her car was found.

According to autopsy results, there was no trauma to Harkins’ body. KSP says drowning and hypothermia can not be ruled out just yet, since investigators are not sure how long her body had been outside.



BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a woman who was found dead in a shallow creek in Knox County.

Police say someone walking in a wooded area at the end of Ed Harp Lane discovered the body around 11:18 a.m. Monday.

According to investigators, the woman had been dead for several days.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a missing person’s case involving a female in the area.

State police say it can’t confirm the identity of the woman or the cause of death.

The body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.