Body found off Township Road 218; man charged with murder
Published 8:10 pm Monday, October 24, 2016
The investigation into a missing person’s case led Ashland police to Lawrence County where a body was discovered in Elizabeth Township.
According to a release from Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless, the Ashland Police Department began an investigation on a white male who was reported missing on Oct. 17. Information the department received led investigators to a wooded area off Township Road 218, according to the release.
At about 2:30 p.m. Monday, the body of a white male was discovered. The Ashland Police Department has identified the body as Justin Reeder, 21, of Ashland.
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Following the discovery of the body, Ashland Police charged Jacob E. Lane, 24, of Franklin Furnace, with murder in connection with Reeder’s disappearance.
Lane was arrested Friday on a separate incident of burglary and is already in the Boyd County Detention Center.
Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelly is in charge of the investigation, with the assistance of the LCSO.