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Murder / Arson 1st Degree Investigation / Laurel County

London, Ky. (April 03, 2019) – On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at approximately 1:04 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Laurel County 911 Center of a residential structure fire with a fatality at a residence located in the Marvin Gardens Mobile Home Park in Laurel County.

KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis and KSP Detectives arrived on scene and learned the London Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 12:27 AM and discovered 2 year old Joseph Brock deceased inside the residence after extinguishing the flames.

The cause and origin of the fire has not been determined at this time. The child’s body will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed. Preliminary cause of death is expected later.


On Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at approximately 12:30 PM, KSP Detectives located Vaughn A. Brock, 26,of London, KY at an apartment complex on Mill Creek Drive in the Keavy community of Laurel County.

He was arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center and charged with Murder and Arson 1st Degree.

KSP Detective Chris Saunders is continuing the investigation. 

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