Coroner Confirms Remains Found In Ky. River As Alex Johnson
The body of a UK chef who disappeared from his Lexington home last month was found in four feet of water in the Kentucky River.
Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said at a news conference Saturday that Alex Johnson's body was in a 55-gallon blue barrel near the shore, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The coroner's office was called Friday morning about the barrel, and Ginn confirmed human remains were inside that afternoon.
Johnson had been missing since Dec. 20 when he ended a phone call with his girlfriend by saying he needed to answer the door at his home.
The discovery of the body comes several days after police arrested a man in Texas who was wanted on a murder charge in the case. Another man faces a charge of complicity to kidnapping.