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Body of missing man found in Kentucky River

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The body of a missing man has been recovered from the Kentucky River.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton tells news outlets that authorities found the body of 26-year-old Will Rawlings on Wednesday in the Kentucky River near Frankfort. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Rawlings was an employee of United American Securities Company and guarded the Buffalo Trace Distillery at night. His vehicle and flashlight were found near the river, and he was known to fish from a particular spot behind the distillery when he was off duty.

At some point on the night of April 13 and into early Friday, family members were unable to contact Rawlings and went to check on him. They reported him missing about 2:45 a.m. Friday.

The investigation into the death is still active.

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