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Death Investigation in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 10/12/2014

(LONDON, KY.) - On Sunday, October 12, 2014, at approximately 5:42 AM the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified of a residential structure fire with fatalities on Sycamore Trail in McCreary County.

KSP Arson Investigator Detective Brian Lewis along with Detective Billy Correll arrived on the scene and determined through an investigation that all three victims: David D. Perkins, 52, of Whitley City, Lisa Y. Perkins, 48, of Whitley City and Shaelynn N. Crabtree, 2, of Whitley City were located in the bedroom of the residence. All three victims appeared to have died of smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time however, foul play is not suspected at this time. Autopsies have been scheduled for tomorrow in Frankfort.

KSP Post 11 Arson Investigator Detective Brian Lewis and Detective Correll is in charge of the investigation, they were assisted at the scene by Whitley City Fire Department, Pine Knot Fire Department, Kentucky State Fire Marshall's Office, McCreary County EMS and McCreary County Coroner's Office.