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KSP Conducting Murder Investigation in Death of Jenkins Man

Date of News Release: 10/10/2016

Hazard, KY (October 10, 2016) - The death of a Letcher County man who was discovered in his apartment last week is being investigated as a murder. Troopers and Detectives with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard were called to Mountain Breeze Road in Jenkins at around 1:45 p.m. on October 5th, after a 911 call came in advising that a body had been discovered.

The body of 50 year old Michael Lowe, of Jenkins, was located in his apartment at the Mountain Breeze Apartment Complex. Family members advised that they hadn't spoken with him since Monday afternoon and were concerned about him. Some of the family went to his apartment to check on him, and found him unresponsive. Letcher County Coroner Perry Fowler pronounced Mike Lowe deceased at the scene, from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds.

Lowe's body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort, where an autopsy was conducted. Preliminary results determined that the fatal wounds did not appear to be self-inflicted. Detectives are actively continuing this investigation and are urging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact KSP Post 13 at 606-435-6069. Individuals can also utilize the KSP mobile app,(KSPOLICE) KSP webpage (KentuckyStatePolice.org), or KSP social media sites to report information. Detective Bill Pollard with KSP Post 13 is leading this investigation.