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Police: Hazard man fatally stabbed in Lee County

Posted: 8:08 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 05:17:17-04
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LEE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are investigating a death in Lee County.

KSP was called on Sunday morning, just after 1:30 a.m. in reference to a fatal stabbing on Ky 52.

KSP and the Beattyville Police Department responded to the scene and found the body of a man. According to their initial investigation, the man was fatally stabbed during an altercation with another man.

The man found dead has been identified as 50-year-old Arvel Newton, of Hazard. His body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. No charges have been filed at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.