UPDATE: Arrest made after body found buried in Floyd Co.


UPDATE: (04/05/19, 4:49 p.m.)

Kentucky State Police say a Floyd County man is charged with murder after a body was found buried in the yard of a home.

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According to police, 44-year-old Wesley Martin was arrested on an unrelated charge Thursday.

Police say Martin was then charged with the murder of 26-year-old Jordan C. Tackett, of East Point.

Tackett’s body was discovered in a grave at the home where Martin lived, according to the Floyd County Coroner’s Office.

Kentucky State Police say a missing person case was opened on Tackett in February of this year.

The cause of death has not been released.

WAYLAND, Ky. (WTVQ)- State police say a death investigation is underway after a body in a clandestine grave was found in the yard of a home in the Wayland area of Floyd County.

KSP says the body was found just after 4 p.m.Thursday.

The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and identification.

No other details were released.