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Man, 33, found dead near creek at Sergent after missing 10 days

A Sergent man who had been missing for 10 days was found dead Saturday.

Christopher Ray Tolliver, 33, of Sergent, was found lying near the edge of a creek at Sergent on Feb. 12.

Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker said Tolliver’s hands and head were on the edge of the embankment and the rest of his body was in about six inches of water. Baker said it is a straight drop off from the road to the embankment, which is about a 12- to 15-foot distance.

Baker said the preliminary cause of death is hypothermia, but he is awaiting autopsy results from Frankfort.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Hall said Tolliver’s brother, Timothy Allen, found Tolliver and notified police around 3 p.m. on Feb. 12. Hall said Tolliver had been missing since Feb. 2.

Baker said no foul play is suspected.

A son of the late Dennis Ray Tolliver and Janice Sue Hall Tolliver Profitt, Christopher Tolliver is survived by his wife, Teresa Baker Tolliver, and three brothers, Timothy Allen of Sergent, Paul Leslie Allen of Sergent and James Allen Cobane of Mayking.

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.

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