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KSP Investigates Fatal House Fire in Pike County

Date of News Release: 3/23/2017

PIKEVILLE, KY(March 23, 2017) – In the early morning hours of Thursday, March 23, 2017, the Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post received a 911 call of a structure fire in the Island Creek community of Pike County.

The preliminary investigation at the scene by KSP Detectives revealed that emergency personnel located one adult female deceased inside the residence. The victim, Connie Holt, 53 of Island Creek, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Coroner, Russell Roberts.

The cause of the fire and death is under investigation

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Detective Chris Phillips and KSP Post 09 Arson Investigator, Nick Endicott.