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KSP Investigating a Fatal Fire in Henderson County

Date of News Release: 07/31/2014

(Spottsville, KY) - Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson received a call from Henderson County Sheriff's Department in regards to a structure fire that occurred around 1255 at 6877 Old Henry-Spottsville Road in Spottsville, KY. Responding officials located a deceased person inside the residence and requested a KSP arson investigator to investigate the fire. KSP Detective Mike Smith has been actively investigating the death and was assisted by authorities with the Kentucky State Fire Marshal's Office; Henderson County Sheriff's Department; Henderson County Coroner's Office and Spottsville Fire Department.

It is still early in the investigation; however, the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen area and appears accidental at this time. An autopsy for the deceased is scheduled tomorrow in Louisville.

Deceased:

Ruth Ann Herrlein (75)
6877 Old Henry-Spottsville Road
Spottsville, KY

The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police and the Henderson County Coroner's Office.

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