Body found near NKY Walmart, death investigation underway

The man’s body was found in a wooded area near the Walmart.
Published: Aug. 24, 2023 at 6:55 PM EDT
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DRY RIDGE, Ky. (WXIX) - A death investigation is underway after a body was found near a Northern Kentucky Walmart, according to Kentucky State Police.

The man’s body was found in a wooded area near the Walmart on Ferguson Boulevard by someone around 3:15 p.m., KSP explained.

Sgt. Bernis Napier said the man’s body appears to have been there for several days.

The sergeant said the circumstances surrounding the man’s death are unclear at this point.

The man’s identity has not been released, but they are investigating if the body is a man who was reported missing two days ago. That missing man was last seen at Walmart where the body was found Thursday.

Bodhi Clark is the person who called 911 after finding the body.

He says he was riding his bike to Walmart for some snacks when noticed something off in the wooded area.

“I looked to my left and it looked like someone just laying on the side of the road right there and there were a bunch of flies and a really bad smell,” Clark describes. “I looked and double-looked and made sure it was a person.”

Clark said he is shaken up, but he hopes the discovery helps give the family of the man found some closure.

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