Police identify man found dead Monday northeast of Seymour

UPDATED at 7:43 a.m.

The body of a 45-year-old Seymour man missing since late November was found by a person hunting arrowheads on Monday afternoon.

Kevin Lee Sheriff was discovered in a field in the 12000 block of North County Road 1250E, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Sheriff, reported missing Dec. 17. 2019, was last seen on Nov. 27, police said. He was identified from a description and tattoos on his body.

At the time he was reported missing, a family member reported Sheriff had some mental health issues.

No further information is available about a cause of death, police said.

The discovery, reported at 12:20 p.m., was investigated by Sheriff Rick Meyer, Chief Deputy Dustin Steward, Lt. Adam Nicholson, Detective Sgt. Stan Darlage, Sgt. Ben Rudolph, Detective Bob Lucas, a crime scene investigator and detectives Mark Holt and J.L. McElfresh.

Kevin Sheriff
Kevin Sheriff


Police are working to identify a person found dead Monday afternoon in a field in the far northeastern corner of Jackson County.

Sheriff Rick Meyer said this morning that he plans to release the name of that person around 8 a.m. this morning.

The body was found in the 12000 block of North County Road 1250E in the field near Sand Creek by person hunting arrowheads, Meyer said. The discovery was reported to Jackson County dispatchers at 12:20 p.m. Monday.

He said an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.