KSP investigating suspected murder in Pike County


Staff Report



MOUTHCARD – Kentucky State Police Post 9 is investigating a suspected murder in the Mouthcard community of Pike County.

In the afternoon hours on Wednesday (July 29), KSP Post 9 received a call stating that a male was found unresponsive inside his residence. Troopers and detectives from Post 9 responded to the scene and discovered the deceased body of Eddie Shortridge, 64, of Mouthcard. At the scene, detectives were able to determine that Shortridge had suffered an apparent stab wound. Foul play is suspected and the victim’s body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

KSP Detective Jason Merlo is in charge of the ongoing investigation. He was assisted at the scene by additional KSP detectives and troopers, as well as Pike County Deputy Coroner Denver Bailey.

Staff Report

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