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Washington County Murder

Date of News Release: 06/15/2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ky. (JUNE 15, 2016) - Post 15 Detectives are currently investigating the shooting death of 51-year-old Yul A. Rayford, of Bardstown KY. Post 15 dispatch was contacted by the Washington County Sheriff's department on Tuesday, June 14th, at approximately 10:00 AM EDT regarding the discovery of an unknown male, lying inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound.

Rayford was found, still alive, by a landowner just off of Bloomfield Road (KY 55), 1.5 miles north of Springfield. He was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he died at 10:20 PM EDT. Rayford was last seen by a family member at his home in Bardstown around 7:00 AM EDT. An autopsy was performed today at the State Medical Examiner's office and the preliminary autopsy report indicates that Rayford died from a single gunshot wound to the head. No weapon was recovered at the scene. Detective Kevin Roberts is investigating.

If anyone has any information, please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or through social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or with the KSP app available on the Apple Store or Google Play.