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Unidentified male found dead in a gravel pit south of Lexington
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Unidentified male found dead in a gravel pit south of Lexington

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LEXINGTON — An unidentified male was found dead Monday morning in a sand and gravel pit south of Lexington.

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 10:52 a.m. of what appeared to be a body floating in the water of the pit.

With the assistance of divers from the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, the body was recovered from the water about noon, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The deceased was wearing only shorts and tennis shoes.

Assistant Fire Chief Bo Berry, a member of the dive team, said the body appeared to have been in the water about a week, and the ethnicity of the deceased was not readily determined. 

Chief Deputy Greg Gilg of the Sheriff's Office said an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death and reveal more information about the individual.

The body has not yet been identified. The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who could help identify the individual or determine the cause of death to call 308-324-3011.

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