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Death investigation in Clay County

Date of News Release: 03/04/2011

(London, Ky.) -- On Thursday March 03, 2011 at 1:42 PM the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a person found deceased at a residence on Fire Station Road in Clay County.

Upon arrival Detective Mark Allen determined that Billy K. Thompson, 57, of Manchester had been found unresponsive by a friend.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clay County Coroner Danny Finley.

The exact cause of death is under investigation and is pending toxicology results.

No foul play is suspected and no autopsy will be performed.

Detective Allen is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Nick Metcalf, the Clay County Coroner and the Clay County EMS.

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