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Body found at strip mine on Bee Tree


BEE TREE – A Magoffin County woman was found deceased on Tuesday night at a strip mine in the Oakley area.

Janel Salyer, age 40, was reported missing on July 30, but her daughter told Mortimer Media Group she hadn’t been seen since Saturday. The family had not heard from her since last Thursday. 

Reportedly, family members searching for Salyer found her body at a strip mine on Bee Tree on Tuesday night, July 31. 

Local law enforcement advised Kentucky State Police that a body had been found at 9:45 p.m. 

Salyer was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Magoffin County Coroner’s office. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on Wednesday to determine the cause of death, according to the release from KSP.

KSP has opened a death investigation in the case, but no charges have been made. 

The case is under investigation by Detective Sykes.




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