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KSP Investigating Murder in Salyersville, KY

Date of News Release: 03/31/2014

(Salyersville, Ky.) - On Saturday March 29, 2014 Post 9, Pikeville responded to a stabbing complaint in the Salyersville community of Magoffin County. Upon arrival, KSP Trooper Zach Haney located 43 year old Roy Prater of Salyersville deceased from a single stab wound. Through the course of the investigation, Marie Minix of Salyersville, Kentucky was arrested and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on one count of Murder (Domestic Violence). The incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Detective Tony Tackett.