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Update to the Death Investigation in Muhlenberg County

Date of News Release: 07/04/2008

Madisonville, KY - On July 1, 2008 Kentucky State Police responded to the scene of a deceased female on Moorman Cemetery Road. The victim has been identified as Mrs. Lora D. Milligan, of Central City, KY. An autopsy was performed at the Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville on July 2, 2008, at 9:00 am. The autopsy revealed that Mrs. Milligan died from a gunshot wound. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information is ask to contact Kentucky State police.

The following people were arrested:

Richard A. Smith, 43, of Central City, was arrested on 07-04-08 at 5:00 for the Murder of Lora D. Milligan. Mr. Smith was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center on Capital Murder Charges.

Britton L. McPherson, 37, of Belton, was arrested on 07-04-08 in St. Louis, Missouri, by St. Louis Metro Police Department on Capital Murder Charges.

Tamala Parker, 34, of Central City, was arrested on 07-04-08 in St. Louis Missouri, by St. Louis Metro Police Department on Capital Murder Charges.

Original Press Release Below


Date of News Release: 07/02/2008

Madisonville, KY - On July 1, 2008, Kentucky State Police responded to the scene of a deceased female in northern Muhlenberg County. The victim's death is under investigation and an autopsy is scheduled with the Medical Examiner's Office. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending further investigation.

An updated press release will be sent when new information becomes available. Acting Public Affairs Officer, Trooper Nathan Knight, will be available for comment beginning at 0800 hours on Wednesday morning.

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