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Sheriff: Autopsy reveals potential cause of death in Laurel County investigation

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Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 2:36 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2021 at 8:59 AM EST
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Updated 2/22 4:15 p.m.

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A preliminary autopsy in Frankfort attended by Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Taylor McDaniel indicates James and Dinah Duff both died as a result of hypothermia.

Laurel Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident.

Updated 2/22 9:00 a.m.

Laurel County’s Sheriff’s Deputies have released the identities of the man and woman found dead Sunday morning while performing a welfare check.

The two were identified as husband and wife; James Duff, 62 and Dinah Duff, 63.

There is still no known cause of death at this time.

Original Story 2/21

Laurel County’s Sheriff’s Deputies say a death investigation is underway in the eastern region of the county.

Deputies say they were called around 10:30 a.m. Sunday to conduct a welfare check when they found two people, a man and woman, dead at the home.

No cause of death has been determined, the bodies were sent to Frankfort where an autopsy will be conducted.

Deputies were assisted on-scene by the Laurel County Coroner’s Office, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, and London Laurel Rescue Squad.

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