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Murder Arrest in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 05/24/2012

(London, KY.) - On Thursday May 24, 2012 at 7:18 PM Detective Billy Correll arrested Jeffrey Wade Sweeney, 46, of London and charged him with Murder, Arson 1ST, Robbery 1ST and Tampering with Physical Evidence (two counts) in connection to the Murder of Teresa A. White.

Sweeney was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Detective Correll is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by KSP Post 11 Arson Detective Brian Lewis.

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Update to the Death Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 04/02/2012

(London, KY.) - On Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM the Laurel County Fire Department was called to the scene of a structure fire located at 486 Waterworks Road in London, KY. Located inside the residence and pronounced dead at the scene was a female identified as Teresa A. White, age 50, of London, KY. Detective Billy Correll is conducting the investigation and was assisted at the scene By Kentucky State Police Post 11, Laurel County Coroner's Office, Laurel County Fire Department and Kentucky State Fire Marshall's Office.

Preliminary investigation by the Kentucky State Medical Examiners Office indicates the victim died from apparent blunt force trauma. A vehicle was seen leaving the scene prior to the fire. Vehicle is described as a small black SUV possibly Suzuki. Vehicle occupied by a female described as thin build with reddish/blonde hair. If anyone has any information please contact the Kentucky State Police in London at (606) 878-6622.

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Death Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 03/30/2012

(London, KY.) - On Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM the Laurel County Fire Department was called to the scene of a structure fire located at 486 Waterworks Road in London, KY. Located inside the residence and pronounced dead at the scene was a female identified as Teresa A White DOB 02/22/62. Detective Billy Correll is conducting the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police post 11, Laurel County Coroner, Laurel County Fire Department and State Fire Marshall.

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