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Letcher County Death Investigation

Date of News Release: 08/02/2013

(Jenkins, Ky.) -- On August 2nd, 2013 at approximately 1:56 AM the Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call of an apparent shooting at 11 Ginseng Drive in the Jenkins community of Letcher County.

Upon arrival KSP and Jenkins Police Department units discovered 3 deceased bodies in the residence. Preliminary investigation indicates that Timothy L. Shelby, age 58 of Jenkins KY, Amy L. Ratliff, age 31 also of Jenkins and Joshua L. Wyatt, age 25 of McRoberts KY were the 3 individuals at the residence. The additional victim, Jennifer L. Walters age 35 of Lexington KY was located at 86 Oak St. in Jenkins. All of the subjects appear to have died from apparent gunshot wounds. The subjects were scheduled for autopsies at the Medical Examiners Office in Frankfort on August 2nd, 2013. The case still remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police at Hazard.

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