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Body Identified

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Body Identified

The body of a man found in a pond in Whitley County has been identified as a missing Whitley City man. 38-year-old John T. Smith was found dead in a pond on private property off Cox Smith Lane.

The body was found late Monday afternoon by the property owner who then alerted police. Trooper Matt Ridener from Kentucky State Police Post 11 received a report of the body and was sent to investigate along with assistance from other Post 11 Troopers, the Whitley County Sheriffs Office, the Whitley County Corner’s Office and the Oak Grove Fire Department.

Smith’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiners Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. The cause and time of death are pending results of that autopsy.

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