Discovery Of Dead Body Inside Semi-Truck At Gas Station Is “Suspicious,” Police Say
Madison County, Kentucky – Investigators are searching for clues after a man’s body was found in the cab of a tractor-trailer at a Shell Station off of I-75 exit 95 in Madison County on July 2.
Kentucky State Police (KSP) were called to the scene early Tuesday evening to check on a trucker because a semi had been parked — and running — since Monday night.
They found a man deceased in the cab of the truck under circumstances that are being described by police as “suspicious.”
“It does not appear to be any kind of natural cause or suicide, so there’s definitely a lot of suspicion around what happened,” Trooper Robert Purdy of the Kentucky State Police said, according to the Richmond Register.
“At this point there’s a lot of questions that we still have, a lot of things we’re trying to figure out,” said Purdy.
“We’re beginning to go through the semi truck, going through the cab, to see if there’s anything suspicious inside that can give us any idea as to what may have happened.”
The body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office Wednesday morning for an autopsy, Purdy confirmed.
The man’s name is not being released.
The truck is registered to Brampton, Ontario-based Sharpp Logistics.
According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Sharpp Logistics owns one power unit and employs one driver.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen something suspicious to contact them at (502) 782-1800.
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