Central Kentucky Man Found Dead, Homicide Investigation Underway

The search for a missing Kentucky man is over, but it's now a homicide investigation.

Search crews have found 21-year-old Kevin Price's body in a remote area of Pulaski County.

Price disappeared after leaving work in Somerset nearly three weeks ago and investigators say clues at the scene led them to believe he was killed.

"Certainly our hope, as well as most everyone in the community was that we would find Mr. Price alive," said Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood.

That hope has now faded, after an ATV rider came across a badly burned body near a wooded area of Pulaski County Saturday afternoon.

"With each day that went by, it was certainly increasingly hard to believe that something bad hadn't happened," Wood said.

Through the use of dental records, the body found was identified as that of 21-year-old Kevin Price.

Price had been missing since November 9th, when his burned out truck was also found in a rural area less than ten miles from where his body was just discovered.

On Sunday, detectives and search dogs were at the scene looking for more clues.

"I promise we'll name suspects eventually," said Jeffrey Price, Kevin's dad.

Price has been determined to find out what happened to his 21-year-old son.

He spent the holiday searching creek bottoms and pine thickets looking for any signs on Kevin.

He says his son's death has caused unspeakable pain for the family -- heartache that's been especially tough this time of year.

"As we all got together and ate Thanksgiving dinner, everybody stood around for their pictures, but this is one year he wasn't able to be in the picture with us."

Authorities say the area where Price's body was found is rarely traveled -- and only by ATV riders and hunters.

An official cause of death hasn't been determined.

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