Body Found On Deason Lane In Hopkinsville

Posted at 9:51 PM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 19:47:14-04

A death investigation has gotten underway in Christian County, Kentucky after a body was found in a wood line.

Officials with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office stated a passerby found the body on the side of the road on Deason Lane, about a fourth of a mile from Antioch Church Road, just before 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

Officials identified the body as 29-year-old Desmond Lamar Leavell of Hopkinsville.

The deputy coroner responded to the scene and pronounced Leavell dead, but it was unclear how long he had been at that location.

Leavell was reported missing this past Friday by family members. According to investigators and the medical examiner, Leavell died of a gunshot wound.

No arrests had been made as the investigation continued. Anyone with information has been urged to call Detective Lieutenant Scott Noisworthy at the Hopkinsville Christian County ECC at 270-890-1300.