Police are investigating the slaying of a Kentucky teenager who was found fatally shot in a rural area of Mercer County.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy says detectives are conducting a murder investigation after the body of 17-year-old Tristan Cole of Harrodsburg was found Wednesday night.

Cole was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Purdy said Thursday that no arrests have been made. The trooper says Cole's body was found near his vehicle in a rural area west of Harrodsburg.