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DCSO: Autopsy on body of male subject pulled from Ohio River shows he was shot in the head

DCSO: Autopsy on body of male subject pulled from Ohio River shows he was shot in the head

Bill Stephens

May 13th, 2016

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OWENSBORO, KY (WMSK) – Authorities say autopsy results conducted on the body of an unknown male pulled from the Ohio River near Owensboro Wednesday showed he was shot in the head.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reports the autopsy results released by the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville indicated the white male subject was approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall. At this time, authorities say they do not have information on the age or approximate weight of the male. In addition, they do not have information on the length of time that the body was in the water.

The autopsy report indicates the male subject suffered from a gunshot wound in the right temporal scalp area, as well as ligature marks around the neck.

Due to the condition of the body when it was recovered between Troy, Indiana and Owensboro, the sheriff’s office say it was conclusive the body had been in the water an extensive period of time.

Authorities say Indiana State Police are continuing their investigation to determine if the female’s body located and recovered near Troy on Wednesday is related this case.

Meanwhile, Kentucky State Police are investigating a third body that was found Thursday morning floating in the Ohio River near Little Hurricane Boat Ramp outside the city limits of Owensboro. Police say a barge company working the river spotted the body and notified authorities. Emergency crews launched a small boat to retrieve the body, which police indicate was found roughly 100 yards from the boat ramp.

Authorities say the female appears to be between 30 and 50 years old.

An autopsy on the body of the unknown female is scheduled Friday in Louisville.

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