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KSP Investigates Fatal Fire in Floyd County

Date of News Release: 04/24/2015

(Honaker, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Post 9 in Pikeville is investigating a fatal fire that occurred yesterday (04/23/2015) in Floyd County.

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 just after 2 pm, KSP Post 9 received a 911 call of a residential structure fire on KY Route 2030 in the Honaker community. Linda Akers, 66 of Honaker, was inside the residence at the time of the fire and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Coroner Greg Nelson.

The origin of the fire and the cause of death are still under investigation.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Detective Jeremy Giles.

Detective Giles was assisted at the scene by KSP Post 9 Arson Investigator Nick Endicott and Deputy Fire Marshall Robert Keith.