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Body found dead near Shawnee Boat Ramp believed to be kidnapped victim, Jermaine Sprewer

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Jermaine Sprewer/ Image credit: WLKY

A dead corpse discovered on the seashore at the Shawnee Boat Ramp on Saturday is thought to be that of the guy who was purportedly kidnapped and held for ransom earlier in the week. WLKY reported.

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

Police were unable to confirm the identity of the body as that of Jermaine Sprewer, 25, with absolute certainty.

However, an LMPD official stated, “We think it is the victim of the kidnapping this week,” based on information gathered at the site and from the family.

Foul play is suspected, and the LMPD expects the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office to release the victim’s identify after the autopsy tomorrow.

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

“The family received several FaceTime calls from the assailants where they observed Jermaine bound 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 safe return.”

On Thursday, Sept. 9, the LMPD requested the community’s assistance in locating Sprewer, who had not been seen since Tuesday.

According to LMPD, Sprewer’s vehicle was discovered on Friday, September 10. They did not specify where or how it was discovered.

The homicide division of the LMPD is investigating.

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Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting

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Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.

 McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.

McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police

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The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.

McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.

Kentrell McNeal eating pizza/Facebook

McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.

“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter. 

 is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”

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