72-year-old man found in Kentucky Lake died of gunshot wound - WKRN News 2

72-year-old man found in Kentucky Lake died of gunshot wound


BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police have released the identity of a man whose body was found in Kentucky Lake.

Police say preliminary autopsy results show 72-year-old Daniel Couger of Big Sandy, Tenn., died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources spokesman Sgt. Gary Clark told The Paducah Sun that Marshall County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call at about 7 a.m. from a fisherman who reported finding the body floating outside Duncan Bay on Kentucky Lake.

Marshall County Rescue Squad Chief and Deputy Coroner Carl Curtner said the man was wearing typical fishing attire.

The death remained under investigation.

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