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Cold Case on Donald Wayne Barnett

State Police Request Help Resolving Donald Wayne Barnett Murder
Found March 17, 2003 in Hopkins County

Detectives with the Kentucky State Police in Madisonville are asking for help in finding the person(s) that murdered Donald Wayne Barnett.

On 3-17-03 the body of Donald Wayne Barnett, a forty-six year old white male was discovered on strip mine property in south Hopkins County. Barnett had apparently been sitting in his vehicle and was the victim of multiple gunshot wounds at close range.

Barnett was unemployed and was a heavy drug abuser including: crack cocaine, prescription pills, and marijuana. It is believed at this time that the murder is related to Barnett's drug activity.

Several leads are being investigated at this time.

Investigating Officer Contact Information


OFFICER: Detective Daniel Morck

PHONE: (270) 676-3313
E-MAIL: Dan.Morck@ky.gov

However, if you need to report information that is of an emergency nature, please contact the Kentucky State Police toll free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or call your local police/sheriff department at 911.

If you wish to report more information on this Cold Case, use the form on the KSP Main Website.

Contact Information for the Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601

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