UPDATE: Search Crews Find Body of Missing Doctor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (AP) -- Search crews have found the body of a western Kentucky doctor who was reported missing last week.

Livingston County Deputy Sheriff Kenny Vincent told WPSD-TV that crews with cadaver dogs found the body of J.P. Lyles on Wednesday afternoon near a walking trail. The 60-year-old was last seen on July 2 walking away from his condo at Marina Village, which is located nearby.

Search teams scoured 3,764 square acres and 12 miles of shoreline along Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake twice between Thursday and Friday in an attempt to find Lyles, who left home without medication that he is required to take daily.

Vincent said an autopsy was scheduled on Thursday, but it appears that the death was accidental.


Officials have scaled back a search for a doctor who wandered away from his western Kentucky home after three days searching without turning up any sign of him.

Livingston County Emergency Management Deputy Director Kenny Vincent says crews have searched 3,764 square acres and 12 miles of shoreline twice between Thursday and Friday in an attempt to find 60-year-old John P. Lyles. Lyles left his home in Grand Rivers on Wednesday without medication that Vincent described as "extremely important" to his health.

Vincent told The Paducah Sun the search resumed Saturday, but was limited to emergency responders. Volunteers were asked not to join.

Vincent is hopeful the high amount of traffic around Lake Barkley, Kentucky Lake and area waterways over the weekend will aid in the search for Lyles.

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