Sheriff: Autopsy reveals potential cause of death in Laurel County investigation
Updated 2/22 4:15 p.m.
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A preliminary autopsy in Frankfort attended by Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Taylor McDaniel indicates James and Dinah Duff both died as a result of hypothermia.
Laurel Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident.
Updated 2/22 9:00 a.m.
Laurel County’s Sheriff’s Deputies have released the identities of the man and woman found dead Sunday morning while performing a welfare check.
The two were identified as husband and wife; James Duff, 62 and Dinah Duff, 63.
There is still no known cause of death at this time.
Original Story 2/21
Laurel County’s Sheriff’s Deputies say a death investigation is underway in the eastern region of the county.
Deputies say they were called around 10:30 a.m. Sunday to conduct a welfare check when they found two people, a man and woman, dead at the home.
No cause of death has been determined, the bodies were sent to Frankfort where an autopsy will be conducted.
Deputies were assisted on-scene by the Laurel County Coroner’s Office, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, and London Laurel Rescue Squad.
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