Police asking for help in slaying investigation

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police are asking for help in solving a four-year-old slaying investigation in Shelby County.

Police say they hope that someone might come forward with useful information in the killing of James Duckett, who was found dead in his Shelbyville home on Nov. 9, 2008. There is a reward for information that helps solve the case.

Police said in a statement that Duckett's killing was "senseless and tragic" and that he was killed "in such an extremely violent manner" that the person responsible could pose a risk to the public. Police say the suspect stole Duckett's truck and used his debit card to withdraw cash from a bank after killing him.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kentucky State Police at 502-227-2221 and speak with a detective.