Officials ID body of Md. man found floating inside toolbox in creek

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coroner has identified the body of a man found inside a toolbox floating in a Grayson County creek.

Grayson County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson said Tuesday that officials used dental records to identify the man as 29-year-old Tromain Jerome Mackall, who had moved to the area from Prince Frederick, Maryland. Hudson said Mackall died from asphyxiation.

Police said someone found the body about three weeks ago in a large toolbox that was floating in Spring Fork Creek, a tributary of Rough River. Authorities say the toolbox is similar to one that would be found in the bed of pickup trucks.

Media report Mackall was reported missing on July 24.

Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate.

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