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Victim Identified In Whitley County Death Investigation

Posted at 7:04 AM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 11:23:38-05

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.