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Murder Arrest in Hart County

Date of News Release: 03/25/2012

(Bowling Green, KY) -- On Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 5:37 P.M. (CST), Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to 380 Hatcher Valley Road in Horse Cave, Kentucky. The call was in regards to a male subject that had been allegedly stabbed at the above residence.

When KSP Troopers arrived on scene along with Hart County Sheriff's Deputies they found the male subject located inside the residence with apparent knife wounds to his body. There was also two other subjects located at the residence upon the arrival of law enforcement.

At 9:05 P.M. (CST), Kentucky State Police Detectives arrested Douglas W. Miller (41) of 380 Hatcher Valley Road in Horse Cave, Kentucky. Mr. Miller is charged with the murder of the male subject.

The other subject that was at the residence at the time of the murder has been identified as Deborah Thistlewaite (50) of Bloomfield, Kentucky. Ms. Thistlewaite was arrested by the Hart County Sheriff's Office on unrelated warrants.

Mr. Miller and Ms. Thistlewaite were both lodged in the Hart County Jail.

The male subject's body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville for autopsy. The male subject's name is being withheld pending notification of family.

Detective Michael May is leading the investigation. He was assisted by KSP Post 3 Personnel, Hart County Sheriff's Department, Hart County Coroner's Office, and members of the Horse Cave Fire Department.

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