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Murder Investigation of an Infant

Date of News Release: 10/25/2004

(Ashland, KY) - Kentucky State Police in Ashland is investigating the discovery of a small infant that was located at an abandoned house on Stinson Road near the junction of Fighting Fork in rural Carter County.

The house had been abandoned for several years and family members were going inside the house to retrieve some of the items. This is when the body was discovered in the rear bedroom of the house.

Preliminary indicators reveal the infant to be from newborn to approximatly 2 months of age. The infant is a white caucasian and of female gender. It also appears the infant had been at the vacant house for about one month before discovered. The cause of death has not been determined but foul play is suspected. The body will be sent to the state medical examiners office for an autopsy which will be held next date.

Anyone with any information on the case can call the Kentucky State Police in Ashland at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or 606-928-6421. Callers may remain anonymous.

The investigation continues by Detective Russ Fannin

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