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A dead body that was found on the shoreline near the Shawnee Boat Ramp on Saturday is believed to be the man who was reported as kidnapped and being 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 were unable to confirm the identity of the body as that of Jermaine Sprewer, 25, with absolute certainty. However, based upon information received at the scene and from the family, an LMPD spokesperson said, “We believe it is the victim of the kidnapping this week.”Foul play is suspected, and the LMPD said they expect that, following the autopsy tomorrow, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will officially announce the victim’s identity.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.” The LMPD put out a request for help from the community to locate Sprewer on Thursday, Sept. 9, after no one had seen him since Tuesday.More on the initial investigation: Kidnapped for ransom: LMPD asks for help finding 25-year-oldSprewer’s car was found on Friday, Sept. 10, according to LMPD. They did not say where or how it was found. More on this: LMPD recovers vehicle of man being held for ransomThe LMPD homicide department is conducting an investigation. The LMPD asks anyone with any information to please call the anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD.

A dead body that was found on the shoreline near the Shawnee Boat Ramp on Saturday is believed to be the man who was reported as kidnapped and being 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.

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

However, based upon information received at the scene and from the family, an LMPD spokesperson said, “We believe it is the victim of the kidnapping this week.”

Foul play is suspected, and the LMPD said they expect that, following the autopsy tomorrow, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will officially announce the victim’s identity.

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.”

The LMPD put out a request for help from the community to locate Sprewer on Thursday, Sept. 9, after no one had seen him since Tuesday.

More on the initial investigation: Kidnapped for ransom: LMPD asks for help finding 25-year-old

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

More on this: LMPD recovers vehicle of man being held for ransom

The LMPD homicide department is conducting an investigation.

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

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