Wrongful Death Body Found in Burned Out Trailer

Deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that a body was inside of a burned out trailer south of Burnside.

They found the crime scene inside of the camper trailer off US 27. The death is being investigated as a homicide.  According to Major Jeff Hancock, It appears that perpetrators attempted to conceal the crime by intentionally setting fire to the camper trailer.

“We do know that it’s a homicide. And, whoever did it tried to conceal what they had done by setting the place on fire,” Maj. Hancock stated. “I’m sure they did it in an attempt to cover up any kind of evidence or anything like that. But, it didn’t work.”


Thomas Stevens, a nearby neighbor of the man who was killed, told LEX 18 News his friend deserves justice.

“He liked being around people. He came up here… probably every other night and ate supper with us. He didn’t deserve nobody to hurt him.”

While the family of the deceased man continues to learn about the crime, Stevens mentioned that he would be sending prayers their way during the investigation process.

“I don’t know how his family is going to handle it, but it’d be hard if I had lost mine,” Stevens added. “May God bless his family. You know, they’re going to need some help.”

At this time, the name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of the next of kin. Major Hancock told LEX 18 News that the man’s name could be released Thursday morning.

If you have information about this case, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at (606) 678-5145, the Somerset Police Department at 606-678-5176, the Kentucky State Police at 606-878-6622 or any other law enforcement agency that you may choose.

If you prefer, you can also leave an anonymous tip on the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office web page or the Somerset Police Department’s web page.  Below are the links to those pages.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office – http://www.pulaskisheriff.com/tip.htm

Somerset Police Department – https://www.cityofsomerset.com/police-department/

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