Coroner IDs Body Found In Lexington Reservoir

Posted at 8:50 AM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 08:50:12-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials on Monday identified the body of man found days earlier in a Lexington reservoir.

The Fayette County Coroner said 43-year-old William Lee Smith was pronounced dead after his body was found April 12.

Smith’s body was discovered in the reservoir across from Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road. 

The coroner said someone alerted nearby Fire Department officials after spotting the body while walking.

The coroner’s report listed the cause of death as an accidental drowning.