Trooper Brad Arterburn
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Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Woman Dies After Accidental Shooting with Crossbow
Date of News Release: 09/25/2012
(Owenton, KY) –- A woman died Sunday (9/23) after an apparent accidental shooting with a crossbow. Yvetta Reffitt, 59 years old from Martin, KY, was hunting on a farm in Owen County when the incident occurred. Ms. Reffitt had been dropped off to hunt by herself at 6:45 a.m. When Ms. Reffitt did not return for lunch, members of her hunting group began looking for her and found her at approximately 11:30 a.m. Ms. Reffitt was deceased when she was found. Preliminary investigation points to the crossbow shot, along with pre-existing medical conditions, as the causes of Ms. Reffitt's death.
Detective Kurt Buhts is leading the ongoing investigation. Detective Buhts was assisted at the scene by the Owen County Sheriff's Department, Owen County EMS, Owen County Rescue, and the Monterey Fire Department.