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Death Investigation in Greenup County

Date of News Release: 05/17/2015

(Ashland, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland is investigating a fatal shooting which occurred on Sunday May 17, 2015 just prior to 12:02 pm at 912 Diedrich Drive Flatwoods, KY (Greenup County).

The Kentucky State Police received an initial call advising Janet Gothard, age 63, of 912 Diedrich Drive in Flatwoods had sustained a gunshot wound, was transported to Our Lady of Bellfonte Hospital and pronounced deceased as a result of the injuries sustained in the shooting. Troopers and Detectives with the Kentucky State Police Post 14 responded and began an investigation into the fatal shooting incident. At this time a suspect has developed but no arrests have been made. The investigation is currently ongoing and the details of the investigation as well as the evidence will be presented to the Greenup County Commonwealth Attorney's Office for possible prosecution.

(Suspect information is not available for release.)

An autopsy is currently scheduled for tomorrow in Frankfort, KY at the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office. Additional details will be released as they become available.

The following agencies responded and assisted during the course of the investigation: Russell Police Department, Flatwoods Police Department and the Greenup County Coroner's Office.

The case is still under investigation by Detective David Boarman.