Fayette coroner seeks info on man’s family

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner’s Office needs the community’s help finding relatives of of a 48-year-old homeless man who died May 15, 2021.

According to Gary Ginn, Peter Welch Johnson died in Constitution Park at 1670 Old Paris Road in Lexington of natural causes.

Johnson, who was White, was born in Covington, Ky., and apparently never married and never worked. His parents are unknown.

He was adopted by a couple living in London, Ky., when he was 10 or 12, and the Johnsons relinquished their rights several years after the adoption, Ginn said. At that time, Johnson was taken to a “caring facility” in Pikeville where it is believed he lived before coming to Lexington.

Anyone with information on relatives of Peter Welch Johnson should contact Gary Ginn at 859-455-5700.

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