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KSP Conducting Death Investigation in Knott County

Leburn, KY. (August 31, 2020) – On Saturday, August 29, 2020, at approximately 9:45 PM Kentucky State Police (KSP) in Hazard received a 911 call from the Leburn community in Knott County. The caller reported locating a female with apparent gunshot wounds inside a residence on Possum Trot Rd.

Upon arrival of Troopers from Post 13 and EMS, Tessa Slone, 49, was located, and transported to Hazard ARH with life threatening injuries. Jackie Slone, 55, was also located inside the residence. He was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Tessa Slone was transferred to UK, where she succumbed to her injuries on August 30, 2020.

This case is being investigated at this time as an apparent murder-suicide. Detective Scott Caudill is leading the investigation.

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