Missing Rockcastle man found dead

A man missing for more than a month in Rockcastle County was found dead Saturday along a riverbank below a campsite on Chestnut Grove Road.

The family of Jeffrey Shivel, 26, said the young man had been gone from home since around Feb. 7. They reported that he liked to go hiking for long stints and were not concerned until only recently that he had not returned.

On Saturday, a search was underway for him when his body was found by a television news photographer. An autopsy will be conducted.

Police authorities said that they have not ruled out foul play.

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