Gamaliel, Ky. (January 1, 2019) – On Monday, December 31, 2018 at approximately 6:57pmCT, Monroe County dispatch received a 911 call from 19-year-old Leah Carter of Gamaliel, KY stating that she had attempted to cross a flooded bridge on Lyons Rd in Monroe County, KY when her vehicle stalled out and was being swept away by flood waters. Local Fire and Rescue, as well as Law Enforcement personnel, responded immediately and began searching for Ms. Carter. After unsuccessful search efforts Monday night, Ms. Carter’s vehicle was located Tuesday morning, January 1, 2019 at approximately 5:30amCT. The vehicle was unoccupied and was located approximately 500 yards downstream from the location where Ms. Carter had attempted to cross the flooded bridge.
Gamaliel, Ky. (January 5, 2019) – At approximately 10:47amCT Saturday, January 5, 2019 civilian volunteers searching the area of East Fork Creek and Barren River, located the body of 19-year-old Leah Carter. After 5 days of searching, her body was found on the river bank approximately five miles from the location where her car had been swept off of Lyons bridge on December 31st. Monroe County Chief Deputy Lucas Geralds remains the lead investigator.