Police confirm body found in Oldham County is missing UPS pilot
James "Mike" Kimsey (source: family photo)
Investigators say they James "Mike" Kimsey's body on Jan. 19, 2016 in the Village Green subdivision near the Oldham and Jefferson County line.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police believe they have located the body of missing UPS pilot James "Mike" Kimsey.
Investigators say they found the body near the Village Green subdivision, which is close to the Oldham and Jefferson County line, Tuesday afternoon -- about two blocks from his home. Police say his remains were likely there the entire time but were not found until an animal left bone fragments in a neighbor's yard.
During a news conference Wednesday LMPD homicide detective Todd Kessinger said the cause of death will likely be ruled undetermined because decomposition of the body has hampered the gathering of evidence.
"The unfortunate part of this is we can't give closure to either side of the family," Kessinger said.
Kimsey, 48, was last seen at his home on Woodmont Park Lane in May of 2015. He leaves behind a wife and 7-year-old son.
Kimsey's father, Larry Kimsey, says Mike was a respected pilot, who was included in the FAA Airmen Certification Database.
"Michael flew in the Air Force for 10 years and he's flown for UPS for about 13 years," Larry Kimsey said.
Police are asking anyone with information on Kimsey's disappearance and death to call the LMPD crime tipline at 502-574-LMPD (574-5673).