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TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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London/Laurel County Homicide Investigation - Search for Suspects

(London, KY) - On Saturday, February 07, 2004 at approximately 9:19 a.m. officers from the Laurel County Sheriff Department responded to a complaint on Star Hill Road approximately 2 miles north of London in Laurel County.

Eladio Nazarit Yanez
At their arrival officers discovered a Hispanic male dead from an apparent assault.  Detectives from the London / Laurel County Major Crimes Task Force were sent to conduct an investigation into an apparent homicide.
The victim identified as Roberto Escalona Vazquez age 30 of East Bernstadt, Kentucky was pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroners Office.
The victim's body was sent to the Kentucky State Medical Examiners Office in Frankfort to determine the exact cause of death.
Three subjects are being sought by the Task Force in connection with the death, Eladio Nazarit Yanez age 23 of East Bernstadt and his two brothers Juan Carlos Yanez age 19 and Jose De-Jesus Yanez 26 of East Bernstadt. They may be diving a 1988 Chevrolet Pickup, spray painted Black with a white stripe, and Gray Camper top.

Jose De-Jesus Yanez 

Juan Carlos Yanez
Anyone having information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state), 606-878-6622, Laurel County Sheriff Department at 606-864-6600 or London City Police at 606-878-7000.
The London / Laurel County Major Crimes Task Force consisting of Detectives from the Kentucky State Police, Laurel County Sheriff Department and London City Police Department are continuing the investigation.

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