- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BERRYVILLE, Va. (AP) - Berryville police have identified a man who was found dead at the bottom of a cistern.

Police Chief Neal White tells The Winchester Star (https://bit.ly/12nqQHH ) that 61-year-old Kenneth Couch’s death is being investigated as an accident.

Couch was last seen around 7 p.m. Saturday. He was found on Sunday by a neighbor participating in a search for him.

The cistern is in the backyard of a home where Couch lived with his mother. It’s about 13 feet deep.

White says the house was built in 1853. He says there’s no way to determine the cistern’s age.


Information from: The Winchester Star, https://www.winchesterstar.com

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