Kentucky State Police Post 9 is investigating the murder of a Floyd County resident who officials say died at his home on Branham’s Creek last week.
The agency reports that Paul Fultz, 63, was found dead at his residence on Branham’s Creek on Friday, Sept. 27.
“Detectives believe at this time the death was not natural and foul play is suspected,” a press release from the KSP said.
KSP Spokesperson Trooper William Petry reported that the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department was called to conduct a welfare check on Fultz on Friday, and, upon discovery of his body, referred the case to the KSP for the investigation.
“It started out being a welfare check, and I guess the sheriff’s office took the original call, and when they got there they couldn’t get anybody to come to the door, and, it being that they hadn’t seen him in a few days, they went ahead and made entry and found him,” Petry said.
He said it appears that Fultz had been dead in the home for “two or three days at least, and maybe a little longer” before the body was discovered.
At this time, the motive for this murder is unknown, Petry reported. He said KSP officials have been interviewing people, but no suspect had been named prior to print deadline. Petry said an autopsy was completed, but the cause of death has not been released at this time. He said the information is vague at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
“If anybody saw or heard or knows anything, we would appreciate them giving us a call. We don’t necessarily need their name or anything. We just need their information,” Petry said.
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