Murder Arrest after Dead Female Discovered Bound on Mattress in Kentucky

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Crime scene photo - (Credit: Laurel County Sheriff's office)

LONDON, KY (August 30, 2021) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Lieut. Chris Edwards arrested Scott Edward Pressley age 47 of Amelia Drive, London on Monday afternoon, August 30, 2021 at approximately 2:26 P.M.

LSO logo 200The arrest occurred in London following an investigation conducted by Laurel County Sheriff's investigators after the discovery of a female subject found bound on a mattress in a back bedroom of a residence off Amelia Drive, approximately 3 miles west of London.

Scott Edward Pressley

Allegedly the accused bound the female victim and the next day found her deceased and covered her body in items from around the residence in an attempt to hide it.

Scott Edward Pressley (right), the resident of the home where the victim was found, was charged with:

  • Murder

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

An autopsy will be conducted in Frankfort on Tuesday for positive identification on the victim and to assist on determining the cause of death.

Assisting on the investigation for the Laurel County Sheriff's office were:

  • Laurel County Sheriff John Root
  • Major Chuck Johnson
  • Capt. Robbie Grimes
  • Lieut. Chris Edwards
  • Detective Robert Reed
  • Detective Bryon Lawson
  • Detective Taylor McDaniel
  • Detective Allen Turner
  • Detective Richard Dalrymple
  • Deputy Brent France
  • Deputy Brian France
  • K-9 Deputy Jake Miller
  • Deputy Travis Napier
  • Deputy Brad Mink
  • Deputy Gilbert Acciardo

Also assisting were:

  • Laurel County Coroner's office
  • Corbin City Police Department

Photo of crime scene provided by the Laurel County Sheriff's office.

Laurel County Sheriff's Lieut. Chris Edwards who is the case officer reports that the investigation is continuing.

UPDATE: Victim in Murder Investigation Identified as a Person Reported as Missing in Laurel County, Kentucky


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