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Police search for leads in fisherman's death

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HICKORY, KY (WSMV/AP) -

Kentucky State Police are appealing to the public to help solve the mysterious death of fisherman found in Kentucky Lake.

Police say preliminary autopsy results show 72-year-old Daniel Couger of Big Sandy, Tenn., died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

Kentucky State Police said Couger launched his boat in Sulpher Creek, Tenn., on Friday, June 28 at about 3:30 p.m.

The boat was found the next day in Kentucky Lake near Sugar Creek, according to KSP officials.

Couger's body was recovered from the lake on Sunday, June 30.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources spokesman Sgt. Gary Clark told The Paducah Sun that Marshall County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call at about 7 a.m. from a fisherman who reported finding the body floating outside Duncan Bay on Kentucky Lake.

Marshall County Rescue Squad Chief and Deputy Coroner Carl Curtner said the man was wearing typical fishing attire.

The death remained under investigation.

Kentucky State Police Detective Steve Silfies may be contacted at 270-856-3721 or toll free at 1-800-222-5555.

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