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Trooper Robert Purdy
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Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Death Investigation in Owsley County
Date of News Release: 10/19/2012
(Booneville, KY) -- On Friday, October 19, 2012 at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted by the Owsley County Sheriff's Department concerning a deceased male, found at a residence on KY 3346 / Sugar Camp Road in Owsley County.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that James W Bennett, 58 years old of Booneville, KY, died from injuries received in a fire in his residence.
An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2012.
The investigating officer is Detective Rob Morris. He was assisted at the scene by Trooper Doug Cole, Trooper Brandon Scalf, the Booneville Police Department, the Owsley County Sheriff's Department, and the Owsley County Coroners Office.