UPDATE: Frankfort drowning victim identified, coroner seeking family members

Update from Tuesday, September 7, 2021:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Franklin County coroner has identified a man who he says drowned in the Kentucky River near the mouth of Benson Creek over the holiday weekend.

The coroner identified the victim as 56-year old Randy Hall Jordan.  The coroner says no foul play is suspected.

The coroner is asking for the public’s help finding Jordan’s family members.  Coroner Will Harrod says the last known address for Jordan was 311 West 2nd Street in Frankfort, which is also known as the Men’s Access Shelter.

The coroner says Jordan once lived in the Fulton County, Georgia-area.

Anyone with information regarding Jordan or his family, contact the Franklin County Coroner’s Office at 502-875-8582 or online.

Update from Monday, September 6, 2021:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Franklin County Coroner Will Harrod says preliminary autopsy results show a man in his late 50’s, whose body was found floating in the Kentucky River on Saturday afternoon, drowned.

The coroner says no foul play is suspected.

The man’s body was found by boaters shortly after noon near the mouth of Benson Creek, according to the coroner.

Coroner Harrod says he’s still trying to locate the man’s next of kin, so no name has been released yet.

Original story below from Saturday, September 4, 2021:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A body was pulled from the Kentucky River in Franklin County on Saturday afternoon.

The Franklin County coroner says boaters discovered the body around 12:20 p.m. at the Benson Valley Road Ramp.

The body has not yet been identified, including gender, according to the coroner.

The death remains under investigation.

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