Kentucky News – Body Discovered In River Identified as Missing Breathitt County Man

Granville Sewell Jr.
Granville Sewell Jr.

(Jackson, KY) – A body that was discovered in the North Fork of the Kentucky River, just outside of Jackson, yesterday evening has been identified as a missing Breathitt County man that Kentucky State Police were searching for.  The body of 49 year old Granville Sewell JR., of Jackson, was located in the river by officers with Jackson Police Department off of Highway 1812, just before 5:00 p.m.  The body was recovered from the river, and the deceased was positively identified.

Granville Sewell JR. was reported missing by family members last Friday, November 27, at which time Trooper Mike Wolfe initiated an investigation. His body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort where an autopsy is scheduled for today.  This incident remains under investigation by Tpr. Mike Wolfe with KSP Post 13.

Granville Sewell Jr. Obituary

Breathitt Funeral Home Nov. 30, 2015 Granville Sewell Jr., 49, Jackson passed away Monday, November 30. He was the son of the late Granville and Jalia (Turner) Sewell. He is survived by two daughters, Britny (Roy) Barnett, Brea Sewell; one stepson, Tim Back; two brothers, Wendell (Wilma) Gross, Jack (Norma) Sewell; eight sisters, Mary Duff, Opal Jones, Vernita Tignor, Linda (Eddie) Weaver, Beverly (Kenneth) Whitt, Brenda (Quentin) Bailey, Dianne (Vurl) Fugate, Faye (Thomas) Miller; two grandchildren, Landon Barnett, Gage Back.