TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Death Investigation in Monroe County
Date of News Release: 03/25/2011
(Tompkinsville, Ky.) –- The Kentucky State Police are investigating a fire at 4033 Sand Lick Rd in Tompkinsville, KY that resulted in the death of 54-year-old Gary S. Bowles. Monroe County dispatch notified Post 15 at 7:41 AM CST this morning that the Monroe County Fire Department responded to a fire at the above address and upon arrival found Mr. Bowles deceased in the front yard with apparant injuries from the fire. Bowles lived at the residence alone. No foul play is expected and an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday. Charles Sparks with the Stae Fire Marshall's office is assisting in the investigation with KSP Arson Investigator Alex Wesley.