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Death Investigation / McCreary County

Date of News Release: 3/2/2018

Whitley City, KY (March 01, 2018) –On Thursday, March 01, 2018 at approximately 9:30 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received information about a possible deceased subject inside a camper trailer in a remote area off Beulah Heights Road in the Whitley City community of McCreary County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives located Leroy Wallen Jr, 40, of Pine Knot deceased inside the camper trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the McCreary County Coroner’s Office. His body will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

Preliminary cause and time of death are expected later.

KSP Detective Billy Correll is continuing the investigation. He was assisted by KSP Detectives and Troopers from Post 11, McCreary County Sheriff’s Office and McCreary County Coroner’s Office.