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Murder/Arson Investigation in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 01/28/2006

(London, KY) - On Friday January 27, 2006 at approximately 6:27 a.m. Kentucky State Police was notified of a structure fire at 216 Becks Creek Road in Whitley County. After arriving, the Whitley County Fire Department located a male inside the residence. Detective Colan Harrel of the Kentucky State Police stated the victim was identified as Leonard Estill Collins age 62 of Becks Creek Road Williamsburg, KY.

Arrested and charged with Murder, Arson, and Attempted Murder was Jeffery Harold Moses age 40. The attempted murder charge was a result of William Kessling who was also at the residence at the time of the above mentioned crime.

The accused was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

An autopsy is scheduled in Frankfort (1/29/2006) next date. More information will follow after autopsy is complete. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.

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