UPDATE: Coroner identifies teen found in Elkhorn Creek


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Franklin County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a teenager who is believed to have drowned Tuesday in Elkhorn Creek.

The body of 14-year-old Landon Smith, of Lawrenceburg, was pulled from the creek around 8:30 p.m.

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The Franklin County coroner says Smith went missing after diving into the creek off a boat ramp around 5:30 p.m.

The preliminary cause of death is drowning, according to a coroner.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

The coroner says the Franklin County Coroner’s Office is continuing to investigate.