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.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 180216011 - wbko.com/a?a=180216011
Gray Television, Inc.