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Body found in Menifee section of Red River Gorge identified as missing man

The Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team said this man has been missing since Tuesday night at Red River Gorge.
The Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team said this man has been missing since Tuesday night at Red River Gorge. Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team

A body found Saturday in Red River Gorge has been identified as the man missing for about four days.

Leslie Thomas Reynolds, 29, of Maineville, Ohio, was found near Indian Staircase, a looped trail in Menifee County, said Coroner Melody Smallwood.

A search and rescue team called Powell County Coroner Hondo Hearne about 6:30 a.m. because it was initially thought the body had been found in Powell County. But it was later determined that Menifee County was the jurisdiction.

The body was found in an area where Powell, Menifee and Wolfe counties meet, Hearne said.

Search and rescue crews had been looking for Reynolds since Tuesday night. Crews started searching the area around the Bison Way trailhead in Menifee County after Reynolds called his family saying he was lost, according to according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting partner.

Searchers say they were able to find Reynolds’ camping area, but couldn’t find him.

An autopsy will be performed Monday in Frankfort.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Serenity Funeral Care in Covington.

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