Missing Woman Found Deceased in a Southeastern Kentucky Creek

LONDON, KY (June 10, 2021) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective Taylor McDaniel is investigating the discovery of a body found off Laurel River Church Road approximately 5 miles southeast of London on Wednesday afternoon June 9, 2021 at approximately 12:35 PM.

Sheriff's investigators were notified that a female had been found deceased in a small creek off Laurel River Church Road.

The discovery was made by a home owner checking her mail.

When investigators arrived at the scene, they located a deceased female in the stream there and conducted an investigation.

The individual found deceased was confirmed to be a woman reported missing to Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Brad Mink earlier in the morning off Laurel River Church Road allegedly missing since the day before.

The deceased individual was identified as:

Deanne Barrett age 48 of Laurel River Church Road, London.

An autopsy will be conducted in Frankfort to assist in determining the circumstances of death of the deceased individual.

The investigation is continuing and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Assisting on the death investigation for the Sheriff's office: Maj. Chuck Johnson, Capt. Robbie Grimes, Lieut. Chris Edwards, K-9 Deputy Jake Miller, Detective James Sizemore, Detective Robert Reed, Detective Richard Dalrymple, Sgt. Brett Reeves, Deputy Brad Mink.

Other agencies assisting included: Laurel County Emergency Management, London Laurel Rescue Squad, Laurel County EMS, Laurel County Coroner's office.

Laurel Sheriff's Detective Taylor McDaniel who is the case officer continues his investigation.


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