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Hopkins County Death Investigation

Date of News Release: 09/25/2010

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- At 7:18 a.m. on September 25, 2010, KY State Police, Post 2 was notified regarding the discovery of human remains. A hunter discovered the remains as he was walking in a wooded area, north of South Highland Avenue, in Earlington, KY, looking for a location to put a tree stand.

At 7:40 a.m., State Police arrived at the scene. When it was confirmed that the remains were human, the Hopkins County Coroner was notified. The remains were removed by the Hopkins County Coroner at 11:45 a.m.

At 12:15 a.m. Hopkins County Emergency Management personnel, Texas Equusearch personnel, Grapevine Volunteer Fire Department, and several volunteers began arriving at an area, near the scene to assist in searching the area.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning.

State Police are not releasing information regarding the name of the victim until the autopsy is complete and the victim is positively identified.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Hopkins County Coroner, Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department K-9, and the St. Charles Volunteer Fire Dept.

The investigation is continuing.

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