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Police: Lexington Man charged in London homicide after body found in park

(Photo: Laurel County Detention Center)
(Photo: Laurel County Detention Center)(Laurel County Detention Center)
Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 11:56 AM EDT
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LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - The London Police Department says they were called out to the city’s Levi Jackson park Wednesday after hearing reports of a dead body near the park’s amphitheater.

The victim was identified as 53-year-old James L. Mays of Lexington.

An autopsy by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort ruled the death a homicide.

On Thursday, London Police connected 42-year-old Edward D. Brewer, also from Lexington, to the murder.

Brewer was arrested and charged with Mays’ murder, he is currently being held at the Laurel County Detention Center.

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