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Sheriff: Victim Identified in Laurel County murder investigation

A body found Monday afternoon has been identified as 20-year-old Regginald Dawayne Johnson.
A body found Monday afternoon has been identified as 20-year-old Regginald Dawayne Johnson.(Laurel County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 7:54 PM EDT
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - 8-25-2021 Update:

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Officer has confirmed the identity of the victim as 20-year-old Regginald Dawayne Johnson of Lexington.

Johnson’s body was found off of Sinking Creek Road Monday afternoon.

Anyone with any information about the victim’s identity is asked to contact Lt. Chris Edwards at 606-864-6600, Laurel County Dispatch at 606-878-7000 or message the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

8-24-2021 Update:

Police are asking for your help to identify the victim in a murder investigation.

Tuesday morning, deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office released additional information about the person who was killed.

We’re told he was a black man between 22 and 30 years old. He was 6′ tall with a slim build and has “East Side” tattooed on the inside of his right bicep and “Raised Me” tattooed on the inside of his left bicep.

Original Story:

Officials with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a murder in the western part of the county.

Deputies say they were called to Sinking Creek Road on Monday evening after someone found a body.

They say the body was that of an adult man and that he had been shot multiple times.

An autopsy is scheduled in Frankfort on Tuesday.

Anyone that believes they have information on this case is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000.

The incident remains under investigation.

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