TFC Tony Watts
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Letcher County Resident Killed in an Apartment Fire
Date of News Release: 10/04/2012
(Hazard, KY) -- On October 04, 2012, an early morning apartment fire has claimed the life of a Letcher County resident. The fire was reported at 3:36 A.M. coming from the Mountain Breeze apartment complex located in the city of Jenkins in Letcher County. Jenkins and Neon Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene & human remains were found inside the apartment on a couch in the living room. The Letcher County Coroner Pronounced the victim 58 year old Dennis Wayne Profitt of Jenkins deceased at the scene of the fire & the body has been sent to the state medical examiners office in Frankfort for an autopsy. Detective Chris Collins is investigating the death. KSP Post 13 Arson Investigator Randy Gabbard and the state fire marshals office are continuing to investigate the origin and cause of the fire.