TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Fatal House Fire Investigation in Adair County
Date of News Release: 02/18/2012
(Adair County, KY) – Detective Jamie Richard and Arson Investigator Alex Wesley are investigating a fatal fire that occurred 02/17/12 at 8601 Knifley Road in Columbia, Kentucky.
Post 15 Columbia received a call at 11:46 p.m. from Adair County Dispatch advising that they had received a call of a fire at 8601 Knifley Road. Upon arrival, Fire Department Personnel discovered a male subject inside the residence deceased. The victim, 23 year old Richard Marrapodi, age 23, of Columbia was pronounced deceased by the Adair County Coroner. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, no foul play is suspected at this time. An autopsy has been scheduled in Louisville and the results are pending at this time. This investigation is continuing.