Man’s Body Found in Boyd County Church; Investigation Continues

| July 14, 2010

UPDATE: 7/14/10 @ 11:10 a.m.

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ)– An autopsy is underway on the body of a man found inside the Tri-State Full Gospel Assembly Church in Westwood.

Kentucky State Police tell WSAZ.com that two troopers are attending that autopsy in Frankfort.

Investigators expect to release more information late Wednesday afternoon.

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UPDATE: 7/13/10 @ 11:35 PM

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) — Kentucky State Police confirm a man has been found dead inside a church in the Westwood area of Ashland.

The Tri-State Full Gospel Assembly Church is located on the 1800 block of Main Street.

Detective Jim Shelton tells WSAZ.com there has not been a positive identification on the body. He says an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

Investigators are not releasing any other information.

Neighbors say the body was found in the basement.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 7/13/10 @ 9:11 PM

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) — Police from several law enforcement agencies are on the scene Tuesday night of what is being described as "an active crime scene" at the Tri-State Full Gospel Assembly Church in the 1800 block of Main Street in the Westwood area.

Kentucky State Police troopers and Boyd County Sheriff''s deputies are among authorities at the scene.

Police were notified shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday about an incident at the church. Deputies and state troopers immediately sealed off the area,wrapping police tape around all the entrances.

Officers asked neighbors and reporters to step back at least 100 yards to preserve any potential evidence. Their main area of focus was the church basement.

Nearly all the neighbors we spoke with claim a body was found in the basement. Police have not confirmed that but — considering the police response and reaction — it appears a serious crime of some type occurred.

WSAZ.com has a crew on the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for updated information.

 

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