Suspect identified as Whitley County shooting death now a murder investigation

Nicholas Rucker of Corbin is accused of murdering his girlfriend Wednesday. (Photo: Kentucky State Police)
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WOODBINE, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police say the death of a 57-year-old woman is now a murder case, and troopers have named the suspect in the investigation.

Troopers say a murder warrant is out for Nicholas M. Rucker, 38, of Corbin.

Rucker is accused of murdering his girlfriend, 57-year-old Vicki S. Conner of Corbin. Conner was found dead with a gunshot wound Wednesday night in the Woodbine community on Ky. 1064.

Kentucky State Police is asking for anyone with information on the case to call (606) 878-6622.