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Breathitt County Man Found Deceased

Date of News Release: 06/04/2010

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On June 4, 2010 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a 911 call of a male subject found in his home deceased in the Guage community of Breathitt County. The caller stated it appeared that the victim had been shot.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Ralph Spencer, age 46 of Guage in Breathitt County had died from an apparent gunshot wound. Mr. Spencer was found by family after no one had heard from him this morning. The victim has been transported to the State Medical Examiners Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is continuing by Det. Randy Combs and other Kentucky State Police Post 13 personnel.

Anyone with information is ask to call Kentucky State Police at (606) 435-6069 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

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