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Update on the Fatal House Fire Investigation in Monroe County

Date of News Release: 08/28/2010

(Monroe County, Ky) -- On Friday, August 27, 2010 an autopsy was conducted and the body was identified as Thomas M. Martin, age 68, of Tompkinsville. Foul Play is suspected. The homicide investigation continues by Kentucky State Police.

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Date of News Release: 08/26/2010

(Monroe County, Ky) -- At 5:33 a.m. Kentucky State Police , EMS and Fire personnel responded to a residential house fire at 1600 Hope Road. Located inside the house was a deceased male. Cause and origin of the fire is yet to be determined. Positive identification of the deceased is pending an autopsy that is scheduled for 8/27/10. Arson Detective Alex Wesley and Detective Mike Dubree will continue the investigation.

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