TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Fire / Death Investigation in Carter County
Date of News Release: 05/09/2007
(Ashland, KY) - Kentucky State Police in Ashland is currently investigating a mobile home fire in the Canoe Run area of Hitchins just East of Grayson, KY. Around 0410 hours this morning, Grayson 911 received a call from a neighbor reference to flames coming from the residence on Canoe Run. Upon the arrival of the Hitchins Fire Department, the mobile home was fully engulfed in flames. Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator and Detectives arrived on scene shortly after for processing of the scene and to determine the cause of the fire. There were three bodies located inside the residence. The identities of the deceased cannot be released until positive identification is made and next of kin is notified.
The incident remains under investigation by Detective Jim Goble and Detective Rodney Carroll (Arson Investigator).