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KSP Investigates Suspected Murder in Pike County

Date of News Release: 07/30/2015

(Mouthcard, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post is investigating a suspected murder in the Mouthcard community of Pike County.

In the afternoon hours on July 29, 2015, KSP Post 09 Pikeville received a call stating that a male was found unresponsive inside his residence. Troopers and detectives from Post 09 responded to the scene and discovered the deceased body of Eddie Shortridge, 64, of Mouthcard, KY. At the scene, detectives were able to determine that Shortridge had suffered an apparent stab wound. Foul play is suspected, and the victim's body will be transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

KSP Detective Jason Merlo is in charge of the ongoing investigation, and was assisted at the scene by additional KSP detectives and troopers, as well as Pike County Deputy Coroner Denver Bailey.