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Body Found in Wooded Area in Covington

UPDATE (12:15 p.m.): Covington Police have identified the man found dead in the woods behind the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower in Mainstrasse Village on Sunday morning. That specific identity has not been made public outside of the facts that the victim was 34-years old and white. 

The coroner's office and detectives will notify next-of-kin. They found identification on the man at the scene.

Police believe there are indications that the victim was homeless as he was on a path that leads to a known homeless camp. Police also believe that the victim stayed recently in a homeless shelter.  

Investigators are trying to locate the man who called 911 Sunday morning from a pay phone on Pike Street. A dispatcher asked for the caller's name but none was given and by the time police showed up at the site of the phone, no one was around. 

If you know anything about this case, call Kenton Co. emergency dispatch at 859.356.3191 or Crime Stoppers at 513.352.3040.


A body was discovered in a wooded area behind the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower in Covington's Mainstrasse Village Sunday morning.

Covington Police responded to the scene shortly after a phone call was made to 911 from a pay phone on Pike Street.

Few details are available at this time, other than confirmation from police on the scene that the victim is a male and likely has not been in the wooded area for more than several hours. 

Detectives are arriving on the scene and more information is expected to be released then.

This story will be updated.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo: Police placed caution tape around the scene where a body was discovered Sunday morning/RCN