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Cumberland County man charged with murder

Date of News Release: 10/13/2016

Burkesville, Ky. (October 13, 2016) - 60-year-old Daniel A. Blair, from Burkesville, was arrested today at 3:20 AM CST at 427 Veterans Alley in Burkesville and charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

On Wednesday, October 12th at 9:22 PM CST, Post 15 was notified of a deceased male that had been located in his vehicle near Veterans Alley in Burkesville. KSP units arrived and found 38-year-old Michael Taylor, of Burkesville, dead with an apparent gunshot wound. The investigation revealed that Blair had been a passenger with Taylor earlier in the evening which later led to his arrest.

An autopsy is scheduled for later today at the state medical examiners office. Blair was lodged in the Adair County jail. Detective Kenneth Brown is investigating.