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Authorities identify homicide victim found Thursday in Central Kentucky

The death of a man whose body was found near Wilmore is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Jessamine County sheriff’s office.

The body was found Thursday on Pekin Lane off U.S. 68 about two miles west of Wilmore.

The sheriff’s office and Jessamine County coroner’s office on Friday identified the victim as Carlos Alberto Meja, 30.

An autopsy performed Friday in Frankfort led investigators to believe the man’s death was a homicide, said Jessamine Chief Deputy Allen Peel.

Peel would not say specifically why the death was a homicide.

The sheriff’s office asked that anyone with information about Meja call them at 859-885-4139.

Carlos Alberto Meja Jessamine County Sheriff's Office