Body discovered near Cumberland River

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. - Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell says his office responded to the scene of a body found.

Authorities say the body is on a limb just above the river, off U.S. 25W. The scene is located about a mile to a mile and a half north of Jellico.

Someone driving on US 25 noticed the body in an area of water known as Clear Fork around 9:00 Monday morning.

The sheriff says they are thinking the body is that of 54-year old Randall Walker. Walker was last seen back in January at the rest area off Interstate 75 at the Kentucky Tennessee line.

Crews took a boat into the water. They were able to recover the body.

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