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Murder Investigation and Arrest in Letcher County

Date of News Release: 06/15/2007

(Hazard, KY) - On 06/14/07 at approximately 22:56 hrs Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a call of a possible murder at the residence of Hobert Elkins in the Partridge community of Letcher County.

The Letcher County Sheriff's Department and the Kentucky State Police arrived at the residence and conducted a search. Elkins was found deceased from multiple stab wounds. Preliminary investigation determined that Jonathan Marlow had entered the residence in an attempt to rob the victim. After the victim was stabbed, Marlow fled the scene in the victim's truck, which was located abandoned a short time later.

Marlow was located and arrested at a residence in Letcher County without incident. He has been charged with Murder, Burglary 1st Degree and Robbery 1st Degree and lodged in the Letcher County Jail. The body has been sent to the State Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy. The investigation is continuing by Det. Randy Combs and assisited by Det. Clayton Stamper and Det. Chris Collins.

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