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Oldham County Police Dept. conducting death investigation after body recovered from Green Valley Lake

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Oldham County Police Department is conducting a death investigation after officials recovered a body from Green Valley Lake on Tuesday morning.

The body was found in the small lake between Sunset Drive and Lakewood Drive in La Grange.
Officers were dispatched to the scene a little after 9 a.m.

Police arrived at the scene and found a male who was deceased.

One Neighbor says the body was found in the lake Tuesday morning.

She says she saw what appeared to be a big bag floating near the edge of the lake by her house and then about an hour later, authorities were on scene pulling a body from the water.

"It was right there in those trees. Right there,” said the neighbor.

The neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, watched the scene unfold from her house Tuesday morning.

“Police came, fire department, ems and they pulled a body out by those trees over there,” she said.

She's lived near Green Valley Lake for ten years.

"It's really peaceful and quiet back here. We've never had anything like this happen before,” she told WDRB.

The neighbor said the lake is used for fishing and she’s never seen anyone swimming in it.

She says she spotted something in the water around 8:30 Tuesday morning.

“What I thought I saw was a bag up against those trees and I thought it had blown in there from the storm.”

But authorities were on scene before she could go out and retrieve it.

"They had to get out in the water with a hook and pull it out, the fire department did and they laid it right here and took pictures."

The neighbor says she's uncomfortable with how little information residents have been given.

 “I can't believe it. It's awful and scary until we find out what happened and how they got there. That's my big concern now is how they got there and who it is."

The Oldham County Police Department is working the investigation.

Authorities have released little information.

They've not identified the body but say it is that of a white male.


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