June 12, 2021

Body of missing woman found in Laurel County creek

 The Laurel County Sheriffs Office is investigating the death of a woman who was reported missing the day before her body was found.

Investigators received a call about a body being found in a small creek near Laurel River Church Road in the Boreing community Wednesday afternoon while the caller was checking her mail.

Further investigation confirmed the victim as Deanne Barrett, 48, who was reported missing after being last seen at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

No word on the cause of death at this time or if police suspect foul play.