breakingnews1MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/23/13) – On March 24, 2013, Sheriff Curtis McGehee with the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office reported that a body of a missing man has been located.

According to Sheriff McGehee, a local farmer contacted Central Dispatch, informing them that a body had been found in a field on his property. The body was identified as that of 26-year-old Justin M. Wheeler, of Elkton.

Last week, SurfKY News reported that Wheeler had been reported missing after a female had dropped him off on Henderson Lane in Greenville on March 14.

At this time, Sheriff McGehee reported that an autopsy will be performed and that the investigation is currently ongoing by the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, Greenville Police Department and the Muhlenberg County Coroner’s Office.

Central City Police, Powderly Police, Emergency Management, and Kentucky State Police assisted in the recovery of the body.

missing wheeler

SurfKY News
Information provided by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,024.06
+183.54 (1.03%)    
2 S&P 2,108.29
+22.78 (1.09%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,005.39
+63.97 (1.29%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4075

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3419

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3281

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2831

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2718

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15321

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8418

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 02, 2015 1086

Frymire’s Life Accomplishments, Dedication to MCC…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 01, 2015 848

Above and Beyond: Leighann Stroud

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 846

Two Injured During Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 655

Don't Bet on Supreme Court Overturning Marriage…

by Richard Nelson
May 02, 2015 593

Homegrown by Heroes Receives Donation from…

by Ted Sloan
May 02, 2015 568

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 545

Baptist Health Hosts Annual ‘Bike Safety Day’

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 543

New Mather Metals to Expand in Franklin

by Office of the Governor
May 02, 2015 506

Hooked on Science - 'Kentucky Derby Balloon Race'

by Jason Lindsey