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Death Investigation / Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 3/1/2018

Brodhead, KY (March 01, 2018) – On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at approximately 4:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Rockcastle County 911 of a residential structure fire with a fatality at a residence located on Bowling Ridge Road in the Brodhead community of Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival, KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis discovered James Brummett, 79, of Brodhead deceased inside the residence. Preliminary investigation indicates the fire to be accidental.

Brummett, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroner’s Office. No autopsy will be performed.

Investigator Lewis is continuing the investigation. He was assisted by Troopers from Post 11, Brodhead Fire Department and the Rockcastle County Coroner’s Office.