KSP Death Investigation / Pulaski Co.

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at approximately 4:30 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Pulaski County 911 Center of a residential structure fire with a fatality at a residence located on Boat Dock Road Pulaski County.

KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis arrived on the scene and learned the Parkers Mill Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 3:51 AM, and discovered the deceased inside the residence after extinguishing the flames.

The victim has been identified as Sharon H. Yonts, 68, of Somerset. Her body will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy has been scheduled.

The cause and origin of the fire has not been determined at this time. Preliminary cause of death is expected later.

Foul play is not suspected.

Investigator Lewis is continuing the investigation. He was assisted by Troopers from Post 11, KSP Detectives, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, State Fire Marshal’s Office, Pulaski County Coroner’s Office and multiple Pulaski County Fire Departments.

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