Cadiz, KY. (April 7, 2020) – At approximately 1:50 p.m., Troopers with the Kentucky State Police Post 1 responded to a residential fire on Jefferson Street in Cadiz. Upon a search of the residence, the bodies of two juveniles were located inside the residence. Both juveniles were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Trigg County Coroner. Autopsies will be conducted tomorrow, April 8, 2020 at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville, Kentucky.
After further investigation, it was determined that Keyona Bingham, 30 of Cadiz, had left her children unattended inside the residence and during that time frame, a fire started inside. Troopers arrested Bingham and charged her with two counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Class D Felony). Bingham was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The origin of the fire has not been determined. Kentucky State Police Detective Cory Hamby is continuing the investigation. Kentucky State Police were assisted on scene by the Cadiz Police Department, the Cadiz Fire Department, the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office, Trigg County EMS, the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Trigg County Coroner’s Office. A KSP Arson Investigator also responded to the scene to assist Post 1 detectives.
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