Man charged with murder in connection to Perry County fire

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AVAWAM, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police arrested a man in connection with a deadly fire in the Avawam community in Perry County.

The home on Old Highway 80 in Perry County caught fire around 4 a.m. Wednesday. State police went to the scene along with firefighters.

Fire responders discovered a body inside.

State police say the investigation determined the death was not accidental.

Police charged Enoch Colwell, 52, of Leslie County, with murder and arson and placed him in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center.

Investigators have not made an identification on the victim. The Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort is conducting an autopsy.

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