JACKSON — According to a release made by Kentucky State Police (KSP), the body that was discovered in the North Fork of the Kentucky River, just outside of Jackson, yesterday evening has been identified as a missing Breathitt County man that Kentucky State Police were searching for. KSP say the body of 49 year old Granville Sewell JR., of Jackson, was located in the river by officers with Jackson Police Department off of Highway 1812, just before 5:00 p.m. According to the release, the body was recovered from the river, and the deceased was positively identified.
The release says, Granville Sewell JR. was reported missing by family members last Friday, Nov. 27, at which time KSP Trooper Mike Wolfe initiated an investigation. The release says that his body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort where an autopsy is scheduled for today. This incident remains under investigation by Trooper Wolfe with KSP Post 13.