Death investigation underway after body found in Hopkinsville - WSMV News 4

Death investigation underway after body found in Hopkinsville

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HOPKINSVILLE, KY (WSMV) -

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office opened a death investigation after a body was found in Hopkinsville, KY, on Sunday night.

A passerby called police around 7 p.m. after seeing what they believed to be a body lying on the side of the road. It was in a wood line on Deason Lane, approximately 1/4 mile from Antioch Church Road.

The Sheriff's Office identified the victim on Monday as Desmond Lamar Leavell, 29, of Hopkinsville.

Officials said Leavell was reported missing on Friday by family members.

He was found in a wood line off Deason Road on Sunday by a passerby.

According to investigators and the medical examiner, Leavell died of a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Hopkinsville/Christian County ECC at 270-890-1300 and ask for Det. Lt. Scott Noisworthy.

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