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Trigg County Murder Investigation

Date of News Release: 03/20/2008

(Hickory, KY) - On March 18, 2008 Kentucky State Police received a call reporting that a local resident had been found dead in his home. Upon units' arrival, the homeowner, 64 year-old Harvey Choat, was found deceased in his residence. An autopsy was conducted at the Medical Examiner's office in Madisonville on March 19, 2008. The manner of death was determined to be homicide and the cause of death was attributed to gunshot wounds. The investigation into this homicide is currently ongoing. Anyone with any information related to this investigation is asked to call the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or 270-856-3721.

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