Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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Cold Case Murder Arrest
Date of News Release: 10/28/2010
(Harlan, Ky.) -- On October 28, 2010 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Detective Michael Cornett of Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan made an arrest on a Cold Case Murder Investigation from 1985. Recent developments have led Detective Cornett to charge Ernest L. Hensley, age 59 of Corbin, KY (formerly of Sawbriar community in Harlan County) with the Murder of Harry Miller Maupin of Richmond, KY who was age 40 at the time of his death. Mr. Hensley was also charged with tampering with Physical Evidence.
The case was initiated by Trooper Jack Howard and Detective Denny Pace on June 18th 1985 after Mr. Maupin was reported missing from his place of employment near Lejunior, KY.
Assisting Detective Cornett in the investigation was Trooper Jason Young, Sergeant Jackie Pickerell and Lieutenant Micky Hatmaker. This case is still under investigation by Detective Michael Cornett of Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan.