Body found in Hickman County

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police investigators say the person whose body was found in the Mississippi River in Hickman County Tuesday is male.

The body was found near a boat ramp in the Mississippi River around 11:50 a.m. Tuesday near Columbus, Kentucky.

Troopers say an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday at the medical examiner’s office in Madisonville.

HICKMAN COUNTY, KY — A body was found Tuesday in the Mississippi River in Hickman County, Kentucky.

Hickman County Sheriff Mark Green says the Kentucky State Police is handling the investigation.

Local 6 is working to get more information, and we will bring you more details as they emerge.