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Laurel County Man Charged With Murder Of Toddler Son

Posted at 4:06 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 16:15:53-04

LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) -A Laurel County man has been charged with murder in the death of his toddler son who was left inside a burning mobile home.

The fire started just after midnight last Saturday at the Marvin Gardens Mobile Home Park. Once the flames were extinguished, firefighters found the body of Joseph Brock, 1, inside.

The boy’s father, Vaughn Brock, disappeared from the scene shortly after the fire broke out. He told one neighbor he knew his son was still inside but didn’t know where. Just after that, neighbors say they saw Brock running up a hill behind the home.

Officers found Vaughn Brock at an apartment complex in London and have charged him with murder and arson. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

He declined our request for an interview.

Visitation for Joseph Brock will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 3 at Community Harvest Church in Buckhorn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. in the same location