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Murder Investigation in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 12/13/2014

(LONDON, KY.) - On Friday, December, 12, 2014 at approximately 11:52 PM Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the McCreary County 911 Center of a structure fire with a deceased male subject inside the burned residence on South HWY 1651 in the Pine Knot community of McCreary County.

Detective Billy Correll arrived at the scene and determined that the victim Johnny G. Taylor, 66, of Pine Knot had multiple stab wounds to his body.

Taylor's body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy that is scheduled for today.

No arrest has been made at this time and the investigation is continuing.

KSP Detective Billy Correll is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by KSP SGT Bill Elliot, SGT Steve Smallwood, Detective John Barnett, Trooper Edward Jones, KSP Arson Investigator Detective Brian Lewis, Pine Knot Fire Department, McCreary County Sheriff's Office and the McCreary County Coroner's Office.