UPDATE: KSP identifies body found in Harlan County basement


HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a body found in a basement in Harlan County is that of a man reported missing last year.

State Police say 50-year-old Tim Middleton’s decomposed body was discovered on July 12 in the basement of a home that had been abandoned for six years.

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Investigators say the owner of home was cleaning up the property when he noticed the basement door was disturbed and saw the body.

The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office and police say dental records confirmed it was Middleton.

Middleton was reported missing on December 28, 2018.

The cause of death has not yet been determined.