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Homicide Investigation in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 02/10/2005

(LONDON, KY) - On Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at approximately 3:48 P.M. Kentucky State Police received a call of a homicide on Old Hickory Mill Road approximately 4 miles south of Whitley City in McCreary County.

Family members had discovered William Lawson, age 37, of Old Hickory Mill Road in a field close to his residence. Lawson had apparently been shot.

Detective Billy Correll is the lead investigator and, was assisted at the scene by McCreary County Coroner Ted Coffey, Troopers Craig Reed, Jason Browning, Clyde Dingess, Phillp Hayes and Lieutenant Curtis O'Bannon.

The State Medical Examiners Office schedules an autopsy for today (02-10-2005).

No arrest has been made at this time but the investigation is continuing by Detective Billy Correll.

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