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Posted: Monday, 27 January 2014 7:49AM

Coroner: Body of missing UK chef found in river

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The body of a University of Kentucky chef who disappeared last month from his Lexington home was found in four feet of water in the Kentucky River, according to the coroner.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said at a news conference Saturday that Alex Johnson's body was in a 55-gallon blue barrel near the shore, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1f1REh3). The coroner's office was called Friday morning about the barrel, and Ginn confirmed human remains were inside that afternoon.

Johnson had been missing since Dec. 20 when he ended a phone call with his girlfriend by saying he needed to answer the door at his home.

The discovery of the body comes several days after police arrested a man in Texas who was wanted on a murder charge in the case. Another man faces a charge of complicity to kidnapping.

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