Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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Death Investigation in Harlan County
Date of News Release: 09/06/2012
(Kildav, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police, Post 10 is working a death investigation in the Kildav community of Harlan County. On September 6, 2012 3:33 a.m. Kentucky State Police responded to a call in reference to an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, troopers discovered Bruce M. Penix, age 47 of Kildav, deceased inside a residence. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Harlan County Deputy Coroner Jim Rich and is being sent to State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The investigation is underway by Detective Mike Cornett. The cause of death is pending results of an autopsy.