Varney, KY. (January 13, 2022) –Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post is conducting a death investigation after a deceased male was located in the Varney community of Pike County. KSP Pikeville Post received a call on Tuesday January 11, 2022 just before 9 a.m. where the caller advised a possible deceased male had been located.
KSP investigators responded to the area. The initial investigation indicated a Palmer Ray, 74 years old of Varney, was located inside his vehicle on a dirt mining road in the Varney community. Ray’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The cause of death is under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the KSP Pikeville Post at 606-433-7711.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Detective Justin Wireman. Detective Wireman was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police Post 9 personnel.
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