Update: Troopers release identities of bodies found at Letcher County home

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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Updated, Thursday
Kentucky State Police identified the bodies found in a Letcher County home Wednesday morning.

911 dispatchers got a call and then the caller hung up, which led police to a home on Highway 931 South in the Cowan community.

A trooper found 56-year-old Debbie Foss and 55-year-old Ronald Frazier dead inside. They both had fatal gunshot wounds.

Investigators said the two were in a long-term relationship.

The circumstances of the death investigation are pending autopsy results, police said. Troopers are not looking for any suspects right now.

Original Story, Wednesday
Kentucky State Police said two bodies were discovered at a home in the Big Cowan community with gunshot wounds.

Police tell WYMT 911 got a call around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, and then the caller hung up. Dispatch called back but there was no answer.

"Call came into Post 13, it was actually a 911 hang-up call", said Jody Sims, who is the Public Affairs officer for Kentucky State Police. "And when Post 13 dispatchers attempted to recontact the number, they were unable to get an answer."

When troopers responded to the home off Hwy 931, police said they found the bodies of a man and a woman.

As of now, it is a death investigation. The bodies will be sent to Frankfort for an autopsy. Officials plan to test for gunfire residue.

The names will not be released until family is notified. Troopers did not say if the two were in some kind of relationship.

Investigators are not searching for any suspects at this time. The home showed no signs of forced entry.

"Investigators aren't seeking any particular suspect", said Sims. "And they're not expecting that there is a public safety concern relating to this incident."

Troopers are not sure how long the bodies were in the home before police arrived. That, along with other information, will be determined by the state medical examiner.

"There was no indication initially that it had been something that had been long-term", said Sims. "Initial appearances are that it was probably more recent."



 
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