Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Former Mayor

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Updated: 2/19/2013 5:49 am

State Police are investigating a suspicious fire at the home of the former mayor of Evarts, a small community in Harlan County.

Ronnie King, 59, was found dead in the home Monday after officials responded to a report of a fire.

The Herald-Leader identifies King as a former mayor and councilman of Evarts.

State Police said their preliminary investigation points to foul play.

Officials haven’t determined the cause of death.

King’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

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