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Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
(606) 573-3131
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Death Investigation in Harlan County

Date of News Release: 06/02/2011

(Harlan, Ky.) -- At 3:57 PM today, Kentucky State Police Post 10 was requested by the Harlan City Police Department to respond to a residence inside their jurisdiction where police officers discovered the body of a male subject inside his home.

KSP units, Sgt. Jeremy Lee, detectives Kenny Abner and Michael Cornett and troopers Jimmy Halcomb and Kevin Miller, responded to the scene. Also responding were Harlan County Coroner Phillip Bianchi and Deputy Coroner Jim Rich Jr.

It is undetermined as to the cause of death. The body has been sent to the Medical Examiners office in Frankfort for an autopsy. Foul play is suspected.

This investigation continues by Det. Kenny Abner of Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan. Anyone who may have any information regarding this case, please contact Det. Abner at (606) 573-3131 or 1-800-222-5555.

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