KSP Press Release

Death Investigation / Whitley County

London, Ky. (May 23, 2019) – On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Whitley County 911 about a shooting that had taken place at a residence on KY HWY 1064 in the Woodbine community of Whitley County.

Troopers arrived on scene and located Vicki S. Conner, 57, of Corbin deceased of an apparent gunshot wound. Conner was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear and under investigation at this time.

Conner’s body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy that has been scheduled for today.

Further details will be released when they become available.

KSP Detective Dackery Larkey is continuing the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Troopers from Post 11, Whitley County Sheriff’s Office, Corbin Police Department, Williamsburg Police Department and Whitley County Coroner’s Office.


Upon further investigation, an arrest warrant has been issued for Murder, for Nicholas M. Rucker, 38, of Corbin the boyfriend of the victim. KSP is requesting that anyone with additional information concerning this investigation or the whereabouts of Mr. Rucker is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 11 at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.

A photo is attached of Nicholas Rucker.

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