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Kentucky State Police Investigating Fatal Fire in Elliott County
Vanceburg Resident Dies in Residential Fire

Date of News Release: 12/19/2016

Vanceburg, Ky. (December 19, 2016) – The Kentucky State Police in Morehead are investigating a fatal fire which occurred on Old Trace Creek in Lewis County.

KSP was contacted by Lewis County Dispatch on December 15, 2016 at 2:04 p.m, and advised of a residential fire at 5411 Old Trace Creek. KSP Arson Investigator Shane Barnes and Detective Nathan Shortridge arrived on the scene and were advised that there was one occupant who perished in the fire. Lewis County Coroner, Tony Gaydos transported the remains to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. On December 19th, the victim was identified through dental records as Paula S. Gilgore, 50 years of age, of Vanceburg. The cause of the fire is undetermined and foul play is not suspected. The case remains under investigation by Detective Barnes and Detective Shortridge.