Bodies of missing Tenn. family found inside submerged car in Ky.
Feb 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Three bodies were found inside a car submerged in a creek in Whitley County, Ky., creek on Saturday.
According to a report by WKYT-TV, 39-year-old Shannon L. Kier, his wife, 29-year-old Susan Kay Kier, and their son, 2-year-old Lee Isaac Patrick Kier, were pronounced dead around 10:30 Saturday morning.
Officials said deputies had been searching for the family from Jacksboro, Tenn., since Friday night when a relative called police and reported them missing.
Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said the bodies were found in the flooded Jellico Creek, which flows into the Cumberland River. A relative discovered the vehicle after the creek waters receded, authorities said.