UPDATE: Body of Missing Teen Found in Fleming County

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Crews searching for a missing teenager in northeastern Kentucky have found his body in a quarry, three days after he disappeared during a hunting trip.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Endre Samu says a unit searching by aircraft spotted the body around 1 p.m. EST Tuesday a couple miles south of Flemingsburg.

Samu said the body was identified as that of 15-year-old Ricky Dean Hamilton Jr.

Officials said earlier that Hamilton was hunting deer with his father Saturday. The two split up and were to meet later at a specific area, but the teenager never arrived.

WAVE-TV in Louisville said the cause of death was deemed accidental but remained under investigation.

Police said it appeared Hamilton fell from a cliff into the quarry, which is about one-fourth mile from his home.


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