Victim's Names Released & Autopsy Scheduled for a Southeast Kentucky Couple Found Dead Sunday Morning in Laurel County

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LONDON, KY (February 22, 2021) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: The names of two victims found deceased in Laurel County on Sunday morning February 21, 2021 have been released.

The two individuals have been identified as:

James Duff age 62 and Dinah Duff age 63, husband and wife, of Pinehill Brock Road, London, KY were found deceased at their home off Pinehill Brock Road, approximately 5 miles east of London.

Cause of death yet to be determined. Autopsy is scheduled for today, Monday February 22, 2021.

Investigation is continuing by Laurel Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Edwards.

Original Release:

LONDON, KY (February 21, 2021) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Lieut. Chris Edwards is investigating the death of two individuals in Eastern Laurel County.

Sheriff's deputies were called to a residence after an acquaintance conducting a welfare check found a male deceased outside the residence and a female deceased inside a residence on Sunday morning February 21, 2021 at approximately 10:32 AM.

Cause of death has not been determined.

An autopsy will be conducted in Frankfort to determine the cause of death.

Assisting at the scene for the Laurel County Sheriff's office was:

  • Deputy Allen Turner
  • Deputy Jamie Etherton
  • Deputy Dylan Messer
  • Detective Robert Reed
  • Detective Taylor McDaniel
  • Detective Bryon Lawson
  • Lieut. Chris Edwards who is the case officer

Also assisting at the scene was:

  • The Laurel County coroner's office,
  • Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County
  • London Laurel Rescue Squad

Names of deceased will be released following next of kin notification.

Laurel Sheriff's Lieut. Chris Edwards continues to investigate.


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