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Sheriff: Murder Investigation in Laurel County

Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 2:36 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2021 at 3:19 PM EDT
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies say they are conducting a murder investigation following the discovery of a body on Saturday morning.

Deputies say they were sent to conduct a welfare check on 62-year-old Bryan McCarty after he had missed a meeting with a business associate.

When deputies arrived at the home on Maple Grove Road they found McCarty dead. They say an autopsy found he had been shot multiple times.

According to a close friend of the victim, McCarty was planning to sell a business soon.

“So he was ready to enjoy life,” said Bill Chasteen. “Then someone took it away from him.”

Sheriff’s deputies say multiple leads are being followed and the investigation remains ongoing, but they believe it is a solvable crime.

“We have had multiple leads come in,” said Gilbert Acciardo of the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office. “[We] Continue to work on those every minute of every day.”

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