Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Death investigation in Elliott County
Date of News Release: 07/05/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On July 5, 2011 Kentucky State Police received a report of a drowning at Dewey Garris Road in Sandy Hook, Kentucky. Trooper Royce Collett, Trooper Jeff Crase, Elliott County Sheriff's Department, and Elliott County EMS responded to the scene. Two year old Ryder Garris was missing from bed when his mother woke up this morning. The child was found unresponsive in a pond on the family's property and pronounced dead at the scene at 11:00 a.m. by the Elliott county coroner. An autopsy is scheduled for next date. The case remains under investigation by Trooper Royce Collett.