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Death Investigation in Wayne County

Date of News Release: 05/24/2015

(Monticello, KY.) - On Sunday, May 24, 2015, at approximately 4:12 AM Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Wayne County 911 Center of a residential structure fire with three subjects located inside deceased at the Ridgewood trailer Court in Monticello.

The Monticello Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 3:56 AM and discovered the victims after extinguishing the flames.

The victims were identified as Hobert Piercy, 66, of Monticello, Laurina Piercy, 54, of Monticello and James Piercy, 36, of Monticello.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time but no foul play is suspected and no autopsies will be performed.

KSP Post 11 Detective Tracy Haynes is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by KSP Arson Investigator Detective Brian Lewis KSP Detective John Barnett, Monticello Fire Department, Wayne County EMS, Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Monticello Police Department.