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Murder Investigation in Christian County

Date of News Release: 01/09/2010

Hopkinsville, Ky. (Christian County) -- On Friday, January 8, 2010, at approximately 10:21 p.m. CST, Christian County E.C.C. received a call of a fatal shooting. The location was 2299 Gospel Peace Road approximately 2 miles east of Hopkinsville. The Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.

Upon arriving, officers located the victim, James (Jimmy) H. Simdon age 58 of Hopkinsville, KY, deceased. The Christian County Coroner, Dorris Lamb, pronounced Mr. Simdon dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for January 9 at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville. At the present time, no other information is available.

The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police. Anyone with information concerning the investigation is urged to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). The Christian County Sheriff's Department, the Christian County Coroner's Office, and Hopkinsville/Christian County EMS assisted at the scene.

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