Kentucky State Police say the identity of the body found floating in Laurel Lake Monday morning has been confirmed to be a Lily man.
Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, said the deceased is 24-year-old James R. Wagers.
“All the family has been notified,” Cochran said.
The body was found about 7 a.m. on the shoreline of the lake near the KOA facility off of Ky. 770 in north Corbin.
“Two fishermen found the body and contacted us,” Cochran said.
Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling said it appeared the body had been in the water several days but there was not immediate indications of the cause of death.
“There were no signs of any trauma,” Bowling said.
The body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy.
Bowling said investigators are awaiting toxicology results which take two to three weeks.
“Right now, we are leaning toward drowning,” Bowling said.
Cochran said detectives are conducting interviews with family and friends in an effort to determine why Wagers was at the lake and when he died.
KSP Detective Ryan Loudermilk is continuing the investigation.