TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fire Investigation in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 01/24/2007
(LONDON, KY) - On Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at 4:00 AM the Kentucky State Police responded to the David and Jessica Stuber residence on KY 1249, 12.3 miles south of Mount Vernon, KY in reference to a house fire. The Stubers and two of their three children were able to escape from the home safely. One child, age 12, was not able to escape and perished in the fire. The child's remains have been taken to the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort for positive identification. Preliminary investigation indicates that there was no foul play involved with the origin of the fire. The exact cause is still under investigation. Kentucky State Police Detective Gary Lane is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator Henry Nunn, the Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, the Mount Vernon Fire Department and the Rockcastle County Coroner's Office.