Bradley Gillespie's body believed found in Ohio River in Kentucky

The Henderson Police Department believes it found the body of escaped Ohio inmate Bradley Gillespie in the Ohio River near the Hayes Boat Ramp in Henderson, Kentucky.

Officers responded to the report of a possible body in the river around 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to a release from the department and reports from the Columbus Dispatch. If confirmed to be Gillespie, it ends a five-day search for the inmate.

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Police said findings are preliminary, but that "everything that we have seen and done indicates this would be Mr. Gillespie at this point," said Henderson Chief of Police Sean McKinney.

Police are unsure how long Gillespie was in the river, but signs show he may have been there for four to five days, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Police said an autopsy will be done Tuesday.

Gillespie, convicted for two murders in Paulding County, escaped with fellow inmate James Lee from the Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institution near Lima, Ohio, by hiding in hiding in a dumpster, according to reports. Lee, incarcerated for burglary and safecracking charges, was found Wednesday around 350 miles southwest of the prison.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction put four employees on administrative leave during an internal investigation: Major Carl Bendross and Corrections Officers Tre'mon Glenn-Crawford, Lain Patterson and Taylor Robey.

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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Bradley Gillespie body believed to be found in Ohio River