Death Investigation Underway In Knox County

Posted at 11:08 AM, Apr 20, 2018

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) Kentucky State Police are investigating after a body was found in Knox County.

Investigators confirm that the body was found down a hillside off Hinkle Branch Road in the Hinkle Community. The deceased was discovered under a pile of garbage by a Forestry Worker.

Residents tell LEX 18 that the area is a well-known dump site. 

Police are not releasing a cause of death or a name at this time.  Troopers do say that the body had not been there very long.