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Body of Man Found in River Identified 

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (12/21/2014) – On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21, 2014, at around 1:30 PM, KenCo News was at Rochester Dam with various local first responders for the report of a body found.

Reporters spoke with several local officials on the scene and was informed that the Department of Fish and Wildlife had located a body approximately two miles down from the Dam. Officials stated that they were awaiting Butler County to send a boat down the river to retrieve the body.

At around 2:30 Butler County officials arrived and sent the boat down the Green River.

The body was identified as Walter Keith Shelton. Mr. Shelton was reported missing on Nov. 27 to the Sheriff Office and has been the subject of an ongoing search from various agencies and individuals since then.

The Muhlenberg County Coroner's Office, Muhlenberg County Search and Rescue, Beechmont Volunteer Fire Department, Muhlenberg County Sheriff Office, and Butler County Search and Rescue assisted at the scene with the recovery. 

Information provided by Alex Piper (Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office)
Posted byJ.L. Graham
KenCo News