Columbus, KY (May 22, 2018) Riverboat workers located a body near a boat ramp in the Mississippi River today near Columbus, KY in Hickman County.
The Kentucky State Police responded to the scene at approximately 11:50 A.M. The male body was recovered from the river this afternoon. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow in Madisonville.
The Kentucky State Police was assisted on the scene by the Hickman County Sherriff’s Office, Hickman County Rescue Squad, the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department and the Hickman County Coroner’s Office. The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police Detective David Dick. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.