LANCASTER — Authorities have identified a body found in a Garrard County field as 55-year-old Crab Orchard resident Floyd Smith.
Smith's body was discovered Sunday by Stephen Crouch, who was clearing a field off of Crab Orchard Road with a tractor-powered mower, according to state police.
Garrard County Coroner Daryl Hodge said Smith's body was resting in high weeds and Crouch accidentally ran over the body with the mower.
Family members of Smith apparently filed a missing person report with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, but no one at the Sheriff's Office was available who knew when the report had been filed.
Hodge said Smith's body had been in the field for at least four days when it was found. Investigators identified the body using medical records during an autopsy Monday.
Autopsy results did not reveal a cause of death, but Hodge said there are no signs of foul play. More tests will be conducted on Smith's body in an attempt to determine cause of death, but those results won't be available for several weeks, Hodge said.
McKnight Funeral Home is handling arrangements for Smith. Kyle McKnight said Smith's family members are still grieving privately and did not wish to speak with any media outlets.
According to Smith's obituary, he has a daughter and four brothers who live in Crab Orchard and another brother who lives in Waynesburg, among many other survivors.
State Police Detective Monte Owens is the lead investigator on the case. Anyone with information concerning Smith's death is encouraged to call state police at (859) 623-2404 or (800) 222-5555.