Missing 17-year-old boy in western Kentucky found dead in field

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WICKLIFFE, Kentucky — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy who was reported missing on Monday has been found dead in a field.

Media report the body of Christopher Pigg was found Tuesday morning in Ballard County by a friend who was helping in the search effort. His cause of death wasn't immediately known. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday in Louisville.

According to media, crews began searching the area where the teen went missing on Monday afternoon, but didn't immediately find him. The search was suspended that evening due to freezing temperatures.

The boy's body was found as searchers headed back out to look for him on Tuesday.

The death remains under investigation, though police say they do not suspect foul play.

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