the republic logo

Missing 17-year-old boy in western Kentucky found dead in field

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

WICKLIFFE, Kentucky — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy who was reported missing on Monday has been found dead in a field.

Media report the body of Christopher Pigg was found Tuesday morning in Ballard County by a friend who was helping in the search effort. His cause of death wasn't immediately known. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday in Louisville.

According to media, crews began searching the area where the teen went missing on Monday afternoon, but didn't immediately find him. The search was suspended that evening due to freezing temperatures.

The boy's body was found as searchers headed back out to look for him on Tuesday.

The death remains under investigation, though police say they do not suspect foul play.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.