The Kentucky State Police and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance in the death investigation of Daniel Couger, 72, of Big sandy.

Couger launched his boat in Sulphur Creek in Benton County on Friday June 28 at approximately 3:30pm. When he did not return home that evening his family called law enforcement to report him missing.

On Saturday June 29, Couger’s boat was discovered on Kentucky Lake near Sugar Creek in Kentucky. His body was recovered from Kentucky Lake, near Sugar Creek, on June 30. Preliminary autopsy results showed that Couger had a single gunshot wound to the head. The official cause of death has not been released.

If anyone has seen or come in contact with, Couger between 3:30pm on Friday, June 28, and noon on Saturday June 29, please contact the Kentucky State Police detective Steve Silfies at 270-856-3721 or toll free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous. The public can also text-a-tip at 67283 and remain anonymous. Locally information may be left at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 731-584-4632. (Courtesy Camden Chronicle)

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