TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Fatal House Fire in Monroe County
Date of News Release: 12/23/2012
(Monroe County, KY) -- Kentucky State Police in Columbia was contacted by Monroe County Dispatch on 12/22/2012 at 9:02 p.m. in regards to a fatal house fire at 187 Brown Cemetery Road. Upon arrival Post 15 units discovered the residence was completely destroyed by fire.
The victim, Earnest Walker age 72, of Tompkinsville was located inside the residence. No foul play is suspected and an autopsy is scheduled later this date. The investigation is ongoing by Det. Jamie Richard and Arson Investigator Alex Wesley. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, the Monroe County Coroner, Monroe County Fire Department and Mudlick Fire Department.