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Death investigation and arrest in Todd County

Date of News Release: 02/07/2011

(Guthrie, KY. (Todd County)) -- On Friday, February 4, 2011, at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville received a call from the Todd County Sheriff's Department requesting assistance in locating a missing 9-year-old female. The location of the missing child was Dogwood Road between Guthrie and Trenton.

On Saturday, February 05, 2011, at approximately 12:21 a.m., KSP Post 2 was contacted again by Todd County advising that the 9-year-old female had been located deceased. The Todd County Coroner, Bob Whittlesey, pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

An autopsy was performed today (02/05/11) at the State Medical Examiner's Officer in Louisville. The cause of death for the victim, Amy R. Dye, was multiple, blunt force trauma.

On Sunday, February 6, 2011, at approximately 4:20 p.m., a 17-year-old was taken into custody by KSP Detectives and Troopers. The juvenile was charged with Murder and Resisting Arrest in regards to the death of 9-year-old, Amy R. Dye. The juvenile was lodged in the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Bowling Green, KY. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police. At the present time, no other information is available.

The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is urged to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free in Kentucky at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous. The Todd County Sheriff's Department, Todd County Rescue/EMS, Todd County EMA, the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wild Life, the Trenton Police Department, and the Todd County Coroner's Office assisted at the scene.

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