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Murder Charge Added To Suspect In Powell County Death Investigation

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STANTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A murder charge has been added to the list of charges after police discovered a man living with a dead body in his residence.

The death investigation began back in August.  Troopers received a tip about a body in the home of Jeremiah Vaught. 

Investigators arrested Vaught, 30, of Stanton, and initially charged him with one count of tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. A grand jury examined the evidence and have subsequently indicted the suspect on a murder charge.

According to court documents, Vaught killed Joshua Ross by striking him in the head with a hammer. Police say that Vaught proceeded to conceal the body. He continued to live in the apartment with the corpse in the next room.

A friend of the victim told LEX 18 that he was homeless at the time of his death.

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