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Update: Hart County Death Investigation

Date of News Release: 12/04/2017

HORSE CAVE, KY (Dec. 1, 2017)- The Medical Examiner has identified the victim as William L. Chase (20) of Rushville, Indiana. An autopsy performed by the Medical Examiner's Office indicated that the victim died as a result of smoke inhalation. The Medical Examiner determined there was no foul play involved in the death of the victim. Identification of the victim was confirmed by The Medical Examiner, who was assisted by Hart County Coroner Reggie Pettit. The investigation continues by Detective Wesley Medley and KSP Arson Investigator Terry Scott. No other details are available for release at this time.

HORSE CAVE, KY (Nov. 27, 2017) – On November 22, 2017, the Kentucky State Police Post in Bowling Green was contacted in regards to a fatal residential fire at 192 Riordan Road in Horse Cave. The Horse Cave and Cave City Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene and extinguished the residential fire. An unidentified subject was discovered deceased in a bedroom inside the burnt residence. The deceased subject was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy is pending. No foul play is suspected at this time. No other details are available for release at this time. The investigation is ongoing and being led by Detective Wesley Medley and KSP Arson Investigator Terry Scott.