Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Arrest Made on Cold Case of Dennis Donovan"s Murder
Date of News Release: 09/01/2006
(RICHMOND, KY) - On October 26,1995 Dennis Donovan age 43 of Pine Grove Rd, Beattyville Ky was found shot to death in his residence, all leads were soon exhausted and the case became classified as a cold case. On 9-1-2006 after new lead in a cold case Mr. Clarence John "C.J." Sipple age 28 of Beattyville Ky was charged in the 1995 murder. C.J.. Sipple was arrested for the murder of Dennis Donovan of Beattyville Ky, and lodged in Three Forks Regional Jail.