Body believed to be evangelist's

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lewisburg Police believe that the body recovered from Rock Creek on Tuesday night was that of an evangelist who's been missing for a few weeks, but a detective says they won't be certain until they consult further with the medical examiner's office in Nashville.

"The next of kin (in Kentucky and Texas) have been notified," Police Detective Sgt. David Henley said Wednesday morning. "It was left up to them as to whether they respond now." Evangelist David Dickinson,'s parents, brother and others were in Lewisburg for about a week after he was reported missing. His wife's parents and other relatives were here about as long. The in-laws are from Texas.

There were no obvious signs of foul play or obvious signs of injury to the evangelist's body, Henley said. He anticipated more information may be available Tuesday afternoon, depending on the workload of the medical examiner's office in Nashville. Marshall County's Emergency Medical Service transported the body overnight Tuesday-Wednesday morning.

More information about the search of the evangelists is on this web site. For a complete story, see Friday's edition of the Marshall County Tribune. Updates will be posted as warranted.