KSP: Body found in river during search for suspect who fled traffic stop

Posted at 10:31 PM, Jan 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-25 22:31:34-05

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police is reporting that a man was found dead in a river today in Pikeville.

KSP says a trooper conducted a traffic stop on US 23 when a person in the car fled and entered the Levisa Fork River.

Local fire and rescue teams responded to the scene to attempt to locate the suspect.

During the search, 51-year-old Darrel Gooslin was found dead in the water.

His body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.

This is an ongoing investigation.