Death investigation underway after body found in Breckenridge County

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found in Breckenridge County early Friday evening. 

According to Kentucky State Police spokesperson Scotty Sharp, detectives were called to the intersection of KY 261 and KY 108 in the Kirk community to assist the Breckenridge County Sheriff's Office in a death investigation. 

That's where Sharp said detectives found an unidentified individual in a field near a wooded area. The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville to determine the identity and a possible cause of death. 

No further details are available at this time. 

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