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Bodies of missing Tenn. family found inside submerged car in Ky.

February 23rd, 2014 12:41 pm by Associated Press

Bodies of missing Tenn. family found inside submerged car in Ky.

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.

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