Man charged with murder

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Body of missing Ashland man found in Lawrence County

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.