DOUBLE DEAD-TROUBLE OVER THE WEEKEND IN THE COALFIELDS:
KENTUCKY STATE POLICE LAUNCH SEPARATE DEATH INVESTIGATIONS AFTER HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN SEPARATE AREAS OF SOUTHWEST PIKE COUNTY
BOTH BODIES WERE DISCOVERED IN CREEK WATER STREAMS JUST OVER 24 HOURS & 24 MILES APART
AUGUST 2, 2023 – written by WADE QUEEN
The final weekend of July ended in a macabre fashion in the same close proximity area of Pike County, KY., as two deceased human remains were found two days in a row in two separate cases, according to state police officials.
In the first discovery case, according to the Kentucky State Police Post 9, in Pikeville, KY., they were notified just before 4:00 P.M., on Saturday, July 29, 2023, in reference to possible human remains discovered in the Elkhorn City community of southwestern Pike County.
The initial KSP investigation indicated human skeletal remains were located in a stream near Cougar Drive in Pike County. The remains were removed by the Pike County Coroner’s Office and will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for identification.
Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 9 at (606)-433-7711.
KSP Post 9 Detective Joseph Coleman is leading the investigation and was assisted on scene by KSP personnel.
In the second discovery case, according to Kentucky State Police Post 9, in Pikeville, KY., they are conducting another death investigation after the body of a deceased male was located in the Jonancy community of Pike County.
Jonancy is around 26.5 miles west of Elkhorn City, were the first human remains were found, mainly via State Highway 3714.
KSP Pikeville Post 9 received the call on Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 6:24 P.M., where the caller advised where the possible deceased male had been located.
KSP Post 9 investigators responded to the area. Their initial investigation indicated that the deceased male, who was identified as Nathan Kyle Worrix, 37, of Robinson Creek, KY., was located in a stream near State Highway 610 West in the Jonancy community. Worrix’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The cause of death is under investigation.
NOW DECEASED: NATHAN KYLE WORRIX, 37, OF ROBINSON CREEK, IN PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the KSP Pikeville Post at 606-433-7711.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Detective Joseph Coleman. Detective Coleman was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police Post 9 personnel.
Interestingly, continuing with creek water stream themes, Nathan Worrix was arrested after a police vehicle chase, in late June 2019, after fleeing in his vehicle after not stopping to be pulled over by state trooper Pikeville, KY. The chase ended when he jumped out of his vehicle while it was still moving, running over on foot over a riverbank, and jumping into the river, swimming across it only to be caught by Pikeville Police Department officers when he came out of the river. He was arrested and was charged with numerous felony, misdemeanor, and motor traffic vehicle violations from that incident.
Nathan Worrix had a lengthy criminal record, mainly in Pike County, and was arrested as recently as May 20, 2023, aft