Police investigating body found along Cumberland River in Knox County

The scene where the body was found in Knox County.
The scene where the body was found in Knox County.

Kentucky State Police is investigating a dead body found in Knox County.

The body of David Farmer, 51, of Pineville, was found along the Cumberland River in Artemus about 1:40 p.m. Monday, said trooper Shane Jacobs in a news release.

“Preliminary investigation indicates the Knox County Sort Team began searching the Cumberland River at 12:26 p.m. looking for Douglas Middleton from Artemus that went missing on Feb. 15,” Jacobs said. “While searching for Middleton, the Sort Team located a body along the river on several logs about 1:15 p.m. According to the coroner and KSP, the condition of the body and clothing description is not consistent with Middleton that went missing last week.”

Farmer went missing on Nov. 20 in Pineville. He was last seen at the Pineville Community Hospital.

Fernando Alfonso III: 859-231-1324, @hlpublicsafety