UPDATE (9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22): According to Kentucky State Police, the deceased has been identified as 74-year-old Hazard Miller, of Fedscreek, Kentucky.
This investigation is still ongoing.
PHELPS, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky State Police are investigating in Pike County after an unidentified body was found in the Phelps area.
Troopers say KSP received a call just after 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20 regarding a possible deceased human body. According to the Kentucky State Police, the initial investigation shows the body was located near an abandoned surface mining access road.
The body has been sent to the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and identification, according to the Kentucky State Police. The cause of death is unknown at this time.