UPDATE: Police say Laurel County man was murdered by his twin brother with a hammer

Published: Apr. 6, 2016 at 4:54 PM EDT
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Wednesday, April 6 - 6 p.m.

Based on autopsy results police are now calling the death a murder.

They say, the victim's twin brother, Antonio Johnson, killed him with a hammer.

He was locked up Tuesday night on an unrelated outstanding warrant, but now faces a murder charge..

Police say they recovered the hammer, believed to be the murder weapon.


Wednesday, April 6 - 4 p.m.

A body was found, Tuesday, in a trailer, south of London, in Laurel County, with apparent head trauma.

Police say they found the body in a back room, and they believe foul play was a factor.

We're told, the body belonged to Anthony Johnson, 30, who lived in the trailer.

Police are not sure, at this time, what led up to the death, but the body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.

"The fact that there was no forced entry to the residence, and due to the amount of trauma to this individual's head, all those things lead us to believe that foul play is involved,” said Laurel County Deputy Sheriff, Gilbert Acciardo.

At this time, the case is a death investigation; however, depending on the results of the autopsy, authorities will decide whether to treat it as a murder.

They say, they could have those results, as soon as this afternoon.

Neighbors in the area say the people who lived here had just moved in months ago, and other than some traffic in-and-out, they pretty much kept to themselves.