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Man found in western Boyle County identified

Officials have identified the body of a man found behind a church in western Boyle County Thursday evening.

Marion L. King, 53, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, was found by the pastor of Doctor’s Fork Baptist Church in a red Toyota, four-door passenger car, belonging to King.

Family members told Wilder that King left Indiana on May 3 and they had been searching for him since, but had not filed a missing person’s report, because nothing suspicious was suspected.

King has family in Boyle County, was familiar with the area and would have known about Doctor’s Fork Baptist Church, Wilder said.

“The last time he spoke anyone was Saturday,” he said. “I feel like his death occurred Sunday night or Monday, somewhere in that time frame. It will be impossible to know the exact time of death.”

Wilder said King had been transported to Frankfort for an autopsy, which was completed Friday morning. It will be a few weeks before a cause of death is determined, because it will take about 10 days for the toxicology report to be returned.

No foul play is suspected, he said.

“There are no visible signs of trauma … Of course, I’m not going to rule (foul play) out. Those are things that are subject to change,” Wilder said.

HEADLINE: Man found in western Boyle County identified

By KENDRA PEEK

kendra.peek@amnews.com

Officials have identified the body of a man found behind a church in western Boyle County Thursday evening.

Marion L. King, 53, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, was found by the pastor of Doctor’s Fork Baptist Church in a red Toyota, four-door passenger car, belonging to King.

Family members told Wilder that King left Indiana on May 3 and they had been searching for him since, but had not filed a missing person’s report, because nothing suspicious was suspected.

King has family in Boyle County, was familiar with the area and would have known about Doctor’s Fork Baptist Church, Wilder said.

“The last time he spoke anyone was Saturday,” he said. “I feel like his death occurred Sunday night or Monday, somewhere in that time frame. It will be impossible to know the exact time of death.”

Wilder said King had been transported to Frankfort for an autopsy, which was completed Friday morning. It will be a few weeks before a cause of death is determined, because it will take about 10 days for the toxicology report to be returned.

No foul play is suspected, he said.

“There are no visible signs of trauma … Of course, I’m not going to rule (foul play) out. Those are things that are subject to change,” Wilder said.