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Clark County

February 12, 2012

Underwood man found dead in woods

Man went missing Thursday

UNDERWOOD — A disabled Underwood man who went missing Thursday was found dead in the woods on his family’s farm Friday night, according to a report from newsgathering partner WLKY-TV in Louisville.

Kenneth Clampitt, 41, went missing from his residence, in the 1300 block of Lindenmayer Road, at about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday when he went for a walk with his dog. By nightfall, Clampitt had not returned home, but his dog had.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Charlestown Fire Department and several neighbors searched for the missing man and found Clampitt’s red jacket and prescription eye glasses near a tree stump.

However, a police K-9 unit lost a scent it was tracking and the search was suspended at 2 a.m. Friday.

The search resumed later in the day Friday and his body was discovered about 6 p.m. in a wooded area less than half a mile from his family’s 70-acre farm, said Maj. Chuck Adams of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Family members say Clampitt was mentally disabled from a brain injury he suffered as a child. His cause of death is under investigation.

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