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Murder Investigation Underway by KSP

Date of News Release: 09/25/2011

(Fulton, KY) -- Detectives with the Kentucky State Police are investigating an apparent murder that was discovered early Saturday morning in Fulton County. Just before 2:00 AM on September 24th, the severely beaten body of 30-year-old, Derek Moore, was found on the side of US Highway 51 just north of Fulton. Mr. Moore, a Cunningham resident, was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville for his injuries. The Fulton County Sheriff's office requested the assistance of the Kentucky State Police.

Saturday afternoon, Mr. Moore died as a result of his injuries. Kentucky State Police have initiated a murder investigation. Currently, the Kentucky State Police are interviewing witnesses in the case. State Police are being assisted by the Fulton County Sheriff, Fulton Police, Hickman County Sheriff, Clinton Police, and Paducah Police. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone having information relating to the murder of Derrick Moore, are asked to contact the Kentucky State Police hotline at 1-800-222-5555. Persons with information may also call (270) 856-3721 or (270) 575-7045.

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