Murder Investigation Ongoing Following Discovery of Dead Male in Laurel County

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The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a murder investigation following the discovery of a deceased man.

The unidentified adult male was located near Sinking Creek Road in a wooded area outside of London on Monday evening. The body was spotted by a passerby who notified the Laurel County 911 Dispatch Center. Laurel Sheriff’s investigators report that the victim had apparently been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say the victim is an unidentified black male, 22 to 30 years of age, approximately 6 foot tall, slim build, and has ” East Side” tattooed on the inside of his right bicep and “Raised Me” tattooed onthe inside of his left bicep.

An autopsy was scheduled in Frankfort earlier today, but police are urging anyone that believes they have information on this case to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000. This investigation is ongoing.