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KSP Conducting Death Investigation in Ballard County

Date of News Release: 02/17/2015

(Wickliffe, KY)- Detectives with the Kentucky State Police Post 1, are conducting a death investigation after a body of a missing juvenile was found deceased today at approximately 10:55 A.M.. KSP was called to a field on Batts Road in Ballard County after a body had been discovered by a friend who was searching for the missing juvenile. Ballard County Sheriff's Office was conducting a missing person investigation on Christopher Pigg, 17 of Barlow after he had been reported missing by his family on February 16, 2015.

Detectives do not suspect foul play in the death and an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Louisville. The investigation is continuing by Detective Brett Miller. KSP was assisted on the scene by the Ballard County Sherriff's Office, Ballard County EMS, Ballard County Rescue, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, and Ballard County Coroner's Office.