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Murder investigation ongoing in Floyd County

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - A Floyd County man is dead and police are calling it murder.

Police are keeping quiet about the details but did tell us 52-year-old Timothy Austin was found dead in his home on Hibiscus Court Tuesday afternoon.

Neighbors say Austin was new to the neighborhood living in an apartment above a store called the Bargain Basement.

The Floyd County Coroner says Austin was pronounced dead around 12:15 Tuesday afternoon.

No officials are releasing his cause of death

Neighbors say this is highly unusual for this neighborhood, and they say police told them to stay on alert.

The coroner says Austin's body was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.

Anyone with information should contact Kentucky State Police.

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