Kentucky State Police Conducts Death Investigation in Floyd County

DRIFT, Ky. (January 4, 2024) – Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post is conducting a death investigation after a deceased male was located in the Drift community of Floyd County. KSP Pikeville Post received a call on Tuesday, January 02, 2024 at 9:57 p.m. where the caller advised a possible deceased male had been located.

KSP investigators responded to the area. The initial investigation indicated James Osborne, 64 years old of Minnie, was located outside his vehicle along Drift Hollow Road in the Drift community. Osborne’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The cause of death is under investigation.

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 Mahala Lewis. Detective Lewis was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police Post 9 personnel.