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Victim Identified In Whitley County Death Investigation

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-  Kentucky State Police confirm that they are on the scene of a death investigation in southern Whitley County.

The body was found inside a building off Highway 25W just before the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Troopers say they are treating the death as suspicious.

According to the Corbin News Journal, the victim has been identified as 45-year-old Billy Lawson, of Williamsburg.

One bit of confusion is what type of building the man’s body was found in. Troopers say it appears to be a garage where people hang out, while several locals have told LEX 18 that people went there to gamble.

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa is the Executive Producer of Digital Content at LEX 18.
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