SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 – written by WADE QUEEN
THE DECEASED: RYAN JASON MARCUM, 36, OF INEZ, KENTUCKY.
Officials in Martin County, Ky. have launched an investigation following the discovery of a body of a man in a tent.
Martin County Coroner Chris Todd confirmed a man’s body was found Wednesday evening on Buck Creek Mountain along Route 40.
Coroner Todd identified the deceased man as Ryan Jason Marcum, 36, of Inez. Todd officially declared Ryan Marcum dead at 7:52 P.M.on Wednesday.
Ryan Marcum was found inside a tent along a hillside. The cause of his death was not released.
The coroner said Ryan Marcum’s body will be sent today (Thursday) to Frankfort to the state medical examiners office for an autopsy.
The Kentucky State Police and the Martin County Coroners office are in charge of the death investigation.