Police Investigating After Laurel County Man Found Dead

By: Julie Maloney Email
By: Julie Maloney Email

Just days after a Laurel County man loses his title with the county government, he's found dead in his home.

Family and neighbors of 59 year old Harold Reams say he was well known. For the past several years, he worked as a road foreman for Laurel County. That title was taken from him last week and Saturday police are trying to figure out if this has any connection to his murder.

"From what we know, he was home alone when it occurred," said Curtis O'Bannon with the Kentucky State Police.

Just after midnight, Laurel County 911 received a call that 59 year old Harold Reams was found dead in his home.

"A friend had come to the house to speak with the victim. He wasn't able to contact him so the friend contacted a family member who found entry and discovered the victim," said O'Bannon.

Police say they don't yet have a motive for Reams' murder.

Friends and family say they're struggling to find out why someone would hurt Reams, who they say was known county wide. He grew up in London and has worked for the county for more than ten years.

While police search for answers, Saturday afternoon family sorted through his belongings mourning their loss.

"We're going to talk to a lot of people and try to piece together the puzzle. It's a puzzle that's going to require a lot of work," O'Bannon said.

An autopsy was conducted Saturday and police say right now they don't have any suspects. They are asking any possible witnesses to come forward. If you have any information, you can call London Kentucky State Police at 606-878-6622.

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