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Autopsy Results From Murder Investigation in Clinton County

Date of News Release: 09/24/2012

Robert Brothers Phillip Roberts Thomas Roberts

(Albany, KY.) - The Preliminary autopsy results from the State Medical Examiner's office indicate that James F. Perdue died as a result of blunt force injuries to the head, neck and chest area and multiple stab wounds. Phillip M. Roberts and Thomas A. Roberts turned themselves into the Clinton County Sheriff on Friday, September 21.

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Two Brothers Surrendered to Kentucky State Police

Date of News Release: 09/21/2012

(Albany, KY.) - Phillip M. Roberts and Thomas A. Roberts surrendered to Kentucky State Police tonight at approximately 7:15 PM EDT. Detective Russell Decker executed arrest warrants on the two brothers for the murder of 73-Year-old James F. Perdue.

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Two Men Wanted for Murder in Clinton County

Date of News Release: 09/21/2012

(Albany, KY.) - Murder warrants have been issued for 2 brothers from Albany in Clinton County. 33-year-old Phillip M. Roberts of 1009 South Monticello is a 6'3", 245 pound, white male with blue eyes and brown hair. His brother, 38-year-old Thomas A. Roberts, of the same address, is a 5'9", 155 pound, white male with brown eyes and brown hair. The two brothers are believed to be in a 2000 black Chevy S-10 with damage on the driver side of the vehicle. The KY registration number is 802-MXV. The direction of travel is unknown. The two men should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If anyone has contact with these men, contact local law enforcement at 911 or the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.

The two men are wanted in connection to the death of 73-year-old James F. Perdue. Post 15 units responded to a residence on Perdue Road in rural Clinton County near the Wayne County line on Wednesday, September 20th. Perdue was found dead at his residence by a friend at approximately 4:30 PM CST. Details of the investigation are not being released at this time and the cause of death will be determined following an autopsy scheduled for later today at the State Medical Examiner's office in Frankfort. KSP Detective Russell Decker is investigating.

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