Body of man reported missing for over a month recovered in Butler County pond

BUTLER COUNTY — The body of Hamilton man who had been missing for over a month was recovered Sunday in a Butler County pond.

Curtis Kellums, 54, was reported missing to the Hamilton Police Department on April 2.

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On Sunday, a volunteer with the Texas EquuSearch found, using sonar, what appeared to be an SUV in a pond on West Elkton Road.

Members from Task Force 1 and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Services responded with an underwater drone and divers, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. They were able to recover the vehicle. Kellums was found inside the vehicle.

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An investigation is ongoing.

We’ll update this story as we learn more..