Body of 12-year-old found in Johnson County

Mom speaks out after daughter found dead in eastern Ky.
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 10:02 AM EDT
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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WSAZ) - The body of a child was recovered Thursday evening, according to the Johnson County Sheriff.

The sheriff said the child was the daughter of Stacy Collins, who was found injured Thursday from what deputies believe was a self-inflicted wound.

Deputies were originally responding to an assault report in the VanLear community when they found Collins and determined his daughter was missing.

He was taken to the Highlands ARH Hospital. His condition is unknown.

“Sadly, with public assistance, the juvenile was soon located, but was deceased. Remains were transported by the Johnson County Coroner’s Office to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort,” said a release from the Sheriff’s office.

The case is under investigation by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

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