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Death Investigation and Arson Investigation in Clay County

Date of News Release: 08/30/2014

(LONDON, KY.) – On Friday, August 29, 2014 at approximately 5:36 PM Kentucky State Police Post 11, in London was notified by the Clay County 911 Center regarding a structure fire in which a deceased body had been located inside the burned residence on Rocky Branch Road in Clay County.

Detectives arrived on scene and determined the cause of the fire to be arson.

The body was later identified as Mickey Henson, 30, of Manchester, KY.

The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office where an autopsy is scheduled for today. Preliminary cause of death of the deceased are expected later.

KSP Arson Investigator Detective Brian Lewis is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by KSP SGT Greg Hill, Detective Justin Oliver, Trooper Ritchie Baxter, Clay County Sheriff's Office, Lockards Creek Fire Department, Manchester Fire Department and the Kentucky State Fire Marshals Office.