Tennessee Man Focus Of Kentucky Death Investigation

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Updated: 6/04/2012 5:52 pm
Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Tennessee man shortly after his involvement in a hit and run collision in McCracken County. 

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a hit and run on Interstate 24 near the 15 mile marker at approximately 12:19 p.m. Monday. A silver Mercedes was reported to have struck a vehicle in the rear on the interstate and continued east.

The Kentucky State Police were notified to patrol the area for the Mercedes which was later located parked on the eastbound shoulder, near the 23 mile marker.  Upon inspection of the vehicle, troopers discovered the driver, Gilbert Pearsall, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  State Police detectives were called to the scene and discovered items in the vehicle linking Pearsall to the Nashville, Tennessee area.

After speaking with Nashville authorities, police learned that Pearsall was suspected of killing his estranged wife early Monday morning. Police say Vickie Pearsall was found dead at a dental office where she worked as a receptionist in the Green Hills area of Nashville around 7:00 a.m.  The husband, Gilbert Pearsall, was being sought in connection for the murder.

Kentucky State Police are investigating Gilbert Pearsall’s death as a suicide and continue to work closely with the Metro Nashville Police to assist with their murder investigation.









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