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Unidentified male found dead in a gravel pit south of Lexington

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Dawson County Sheriff's Office

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

According to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, at 10:52 a.m., a report of what appeared to be a body was found floating in the water of a sand and gravel pit, according to a press release from the Dawson County Attorney.

With the assistance of divers from the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, the body was recovered from the water around noon.

The deceased was only wearing shorts and tennis shoes, the body has not yet been identified.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Bo Berry, the body appeared to have been in the water for around a week and the ethnicity of the deceased was not readily determined. 

Chief Deputy Greg Gilg said an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death and find out more information about the individual. 

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who could help identify the individual or determine the cause of death, should call 308-324-3011.

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