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Autopsy fails to shed light on death of Magoffin Co. man

Autopsy results on a Magoffin County man have come back nearly a year after his body was found. The family of Jerry Rowe, Jr., says they are not happy with the results.

Rowe went missing in Magoffin County January of last year and the family says it's been constant torment every day. Nearly five months later, investigators found his body in the Licking River near the Lakeville bridge. It was a few miles away from where Rowe lived. Rowe's body was sent to the medical examiner in Frankfort for an autopsy, and when results were returned to the family, they were not happy. Magoffin County Coroner Mark Jenkins said the autopsy came back and it positively identified the remains were those of Rowe, but the cause of death was undetermined.

Officials say decomposition played a large role in not being able to determine Rowe's cause of death, but the family says this is unacceptable and they want answers. Officials say even though the autopsy came back unclear, they are still investigating. Rowe's family says if anyone has any tips on the case, they can submit them anonymously to P.O. Box 93, Royalton, KY 41464.

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