Body of missing Frankfort man recovered in creek

Published 6:07 am Monday, December 13, 2021

Officials are investigating the death of a man who was reportedly swept away in the high waters of Kentucky creek.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner Will Harrod are investigating the death after the body of a Frankfort man was discovered in Benson Creek Sunday.

The body was located around noon approximately three miles from where his vehicle was found near Red Bridge.

The man was reported missing in the early morning hours Saturday. A search party went out looking for him Sunday morning.

It is believed the man was swept away in the creek, which was high due to heavy rain from the weather system that hit Kentucky Friday night into Saturday.

Harrod said the body will be identified on Monday.

“We are pending some family notification on this case,” Harrod told The State Journal. “This family has some minor grandchildren that are traveling in tonight they want to tell before (the) ID release.”