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Suspect Wanted Connection To Leslie County Murder

LESLIE COUNTY, (LEX 18)– Authorities are looking for the man they believe is responsible for a shooting death in Leslie County.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning in Essie.

Kentucky State Police found Paige Murphy dead.

Investigators say Murphy was in some sort of domestic fight with Dustin Stidham when he allegedly shot Murphy.

We’re told Stidham drove from the scene, but his car was later found abandoned.

A warrant is out for Stidham’s arrest. He is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

Alexia Walters

Alexia Walters

Alexia is the Sunrise Digital Content Producer. She has been with the company since April 2017.
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