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Death Investigation in Russell County

Date of News Release: 07/06/2012

(Russell Springs, KY) On July 5th, Detectives from Post 15 are investigating the death of 67-year-old James Luttrell of Beckham Ridge Rd in Russell Springs. Luttrell was reported missing to the Russell County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, July 5. His body was found today at 6:57 PM CST on Sano Mt. Olive Road by a Russell County Rescue Squad Search Team member and he was pronounced dead by the Russell County Coroner. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, July 6 at the State Medical Examiner's office.

On July 6th, 2012, the preliminary autopsy report indicates that 67-year-old James Luttrell died as a result of natural causes with heat as a possible contributing factor. The final report is pending and the investigation is on-going. Detective Russell Decker in investigating.

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