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KSP in Hazard Investigate After 911 Call Was Made

Date of News Release: 01/04/05

(Hazard, KY) - The Kentucky State Police in Hazard report that on 12/30/04 AT 12:30 PM, KSP Hazard received 911 call in the Licking Rock Br. Area of Ermine KY in Letcher County.

Upon arrival units found an elderly female subject suffering from several lacerations to the head. KSP units later discovered the body of Simon Christopher Haynes deceased from an apparent gunshot wound, in the residence.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Haynes had apparently entered the residence in an attempt to rob the victim, and had assaulted her.

The gilfriend of Haynes, Kyla Bellis, was later taken into custody and charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree.

Case still under investigation by Det. R. Combs. Assisting agencies were the Letcher County Sheriff's Office, Jenkins Police Department, Whitesburg Police Department and the Letcher County Coroner.

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