TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Update to Fatal House Fire Investigation in Adair County
Date of News Release: 10/13/2006
Update: Positive identification has been made on the bodies of the two fire victim's that occurred last date on Elkhorn Road 11 miles east of Columbia. Laura M. Gadberry, age 34, of Elkhorn and Todd L. Judd, age 23, Elkhorn, both died as a result of smoke inhalation.
(Columbia, KY) - At approximately 3:00 am CST Kentucky State Police received a report of a house fire 11 miles east of Columbia on Elkhorn road. At this time two bodies have been recovered from the scene. The bodies were sent to Louisville for autopsy. After the autopsies are complete names of the victims will be released.
One subject was arrested at the scene by Adair County Sheriff's Department for public intoxication. This case is being investigated by Detectives Alex Wesley and Kevin Hunt with KSP, Adair County Sheriff's Department and the State Fire Marshall.