Sheriff identifies body of man found in Ohio River near Hawesville

HAWESVILLE, KY (WFIE) - Hancock County Sheriff, Dale Bozarth, says the body of the man found in the Ohio River near Hawesville on August 5th has been identified as James Jeffery Murray, 55, of Columbus, Ind.

The medical examiner estimates the body had been in the water for six or seven days before it was discovered.

Bozarth says it was in such poor condition that officials used dental records to identify him.

The sheriff says Murray's family told investigators they had not been in contact with him for several years.

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