Bodies of missing couple found weeks after crash

Laura Carter Broughton
Donald Griffith

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — The bodies of a man and woman who were reported missing in August after leaving Martin County have been found, weeks after they apparently died in a crash.

Laura Carter Broughton, 40, and Donald Griffith, 49, were last seen early on the morning of Aug. 27, when they left Martin County on their way to Ashland.

According to Boyd County Coroner Mark Hammond, their vehicle was found over an embankment along Route 168, just outside of Catlettsburg. Their bodies were still in the car.

Hammond said no one noticed the vehicle until Friday.

“The vehicle in question was discovered by a person in the area that happened to look over the embankment,” Hammond said in a statement on Facebook. “During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle contained two decedents and had occurred several weeks prior to anyone discovering the accident.”