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  • 23/10/2022

Floyd County missing person case now a homicide investigation

Nefertiti Jenkins,

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE) – The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call Wednesday from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office regarding a body found on Old Ratliff Road off of RT 825 in Johnson County. Deputies from Floyd County, KSP and the Johnson County Coroner met with Johnson County deputies at the scene.

Floyd County missing person case now a homicide investigation

According to deputies, a preliminary investigation revealed the body was possibly that of a missing Floyd County man reported missing in January of 2022 in Prestonsburg. That missing person case was being investigated by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

On March 17, Floyd County sheriff’s deputies met with personnel from the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office and confirmed the body missing person Paul Sester, a 46-year-old Floyd County resident.

Deputies and medical examiners confirm Sester died of unnatural causes and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Sester was reported missing January 1, 2022 and was last seen at apartments near Old Abbott Mtn. Road off US 23 in Prestonsburg.

Anyone with information can call the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office office at 886-6711 or call the anonymous tip line at 606-949-2020. Anyone can also text-a-tip directly to deputies by texting 606-477-8477. If you are texting from an Appalachian Wireless phone, just text TIPS (8477).