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KSP: Death Investigation Underway After Body Found In Laurel County Fire

Posted: 11:38 AM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 11:41:42-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A death investigation is underway after a body was found in a residence that caught fire.

It happened around 7:25 p.m. Sunday on Sugar Lane in the Lily community.

According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, 58-year-old Charles R. Barton was found deceased inside the residence after the flames were extinguished.

The cause and origin of the fire has not determined.

Officials sat Barton’s body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday. Preliminary cause of death is expected later.