Investigation underway after body found in Lexington pond

Lexington fire crews say an investigation is underway after a body was found in a pond early Tuesday morning.
Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 8:05 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington fire crews say an investigation is underway after a body was found in a pond early Tuesday morning.

They were called around 6:45 a.m to the 2300 block of Richmond Road. When crews arrived on the scene, they found the body in the retention pond next to Southland Church.

Lexington police, firefighters and the Fayette County coroner were all at the scene.

Police say the body had been in the water there for quite some time. The Fayette County Coroner released a report saying that the victim was a white man and was already decomposing. He was wearing a grey Nike t-shirt and sweatpants.

At this point, police are not saying whether or not they think foul play was involved.

All inbound lanes of Richmond Road, near New Circle Road, were blocked while crews worked the scene. The road has since reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.

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