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Body found dead near Shawnee Boat Ramp reportedly kidnapped and ransomed


A corpse that was found on the shore near Shawnee’s boat launch on Saturday is believed to be the man who was allegedly kidnapped and held for ransom earlier in the week. Louisville metro police were notified just before 5 p.m. of the body, according to an LMPD spokesperson. Police could not confirm the identity of the body as that of Jermaine Sprewer, 25, with absolute certainty. However, based on information received from the scene and from the family, an LMPD spokesperson said: “We believe he is the victim of this week’s kidnapping.” A foul play is suspected, and the LMPD has said it expects after the autopsy tomorrow. , the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will officially announce the victim’s identity. According to his family, Sprewer was last seen on Tuesday, September 7 on Crockett Drive, but was taken from an unknown location. “The family received several FaceTime calls from the attackers where they saw Jermaine tied up with several guns pointed at him,” said LMPD Sgt. Matthew Kennington. “During the calls, a large sum of money was demanded in exchange for his return safe and sound. “The LMPD applied for help from the community in locating Sprewer on Thursday, September 9, after no one had seen him since Tuesday. The car was found on Friday, September 10, according to LMPD . They did not say where or how it was found. More on this: LMPD recovers vehicle from male detainee for ransom LMPD’s homicide department is investigating. LMPD asks anyone with information about it. call the anonymous whistleblower line at 502-574-LMPD.

A corpse that was found on the shore near Shawnee’s boat launch on Saturday is believed to be the man who was allegedly kidnapped and held for ransom earlier in the week.

Louisville metro police were notified just before 5 p.m. of the body, according to an LMPD spokesperson.

Police could not confirm the identity of the body as that of Jermaine Sprewer, 25, with absolute certainty.

However, based on information received from the scene and from the family, an LMPD spokesperson said: “We believe he is the victim of this week’s kidnapping.

A foul play is suspected and the LMPD has said it expects the Jefferson County coroner’s office to officially announce the victim’s identity after tomorrow’s autopsy.

According to his family, Sprewer was last seen on Tuesday, September 7 on Crockett Drive, but was taken from an unknown location.

“The family received several FaceTime calls from the attackers where they saw Jermaine tied up with several guns pointed at him,” said LMPD Sgt. Matthew Kennington. “During the appeals, a large sum of money was demanded in exchange for his safe return.”

The LMPD launched a request for help from the community in locating Sprewer on Thursday, September 9, after no one had seen him since Tuesday.

Learn more about the initial survey: Kidnapped for ransom: LMPD asks for help to find 25-year-old

Sprewer’s car was found on Friday, September 10, according to LMPD. They did not say where or how he was found.

More on this: LMPD recovers vehicle from man held for ransom

The LMPD homicide department is investigating.

The LMPD asks anyone with information to call the anonymous whistleblower line at 502-574-LMPD.

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