Sitka, KY. (March 08, 2021) – The Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a call from Johnson County 911 dispatch on March 7, 2021 at 4:32 am requesting assistance on the scene of a residential fire in the Sitka community.
A trooper was dispatched to the house fire located on KY Route 201 in the Sitka community of Johnson County. The preliminary investigation revealed that emergency personnel located Ralph Blakeman, 62 years old of Sitka, deceased in the residence. Blakeman’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The cause of the fire and death is under investigation. No foul play is suspected.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Mark Spencer. Trooper Spencer was assisted on scene by a Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator.
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