Kentucky Man Charged After Wisconsin Man's Body Found in Box

A man has been arrested following the discovery of a Wisconsin man's body inside a box along a Kentucky road. 

Clarence Michael Hicks, 61, was arrested in his Harrodsburg home on a charge of hiding a corpse that was filed in Wisconsin, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Monday.

Authorities say the body of 51-year-old Douglas Bailey was found in December in a large box on an embankment in Hazard. Bailey was a truck driver whose sister reported him missing after he didn't show up for a family Thanksgiving dinner in Peoria, Illinois. 

Bailey's 45-year-old girlfriend, Rose Marie Kuehni, of Prescott, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Wisconsin's Pierce County Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation.

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