Man charged with murder and arson in deadly house fire

AVAWAM, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man was charged with murder and arson following a deadly house fire in Perry County on Wednesday, according to State Police.

It happened in the early morning hours in the Avawam community, according to investigators.

52-year old Enoch Colwell, of Wooton, in Leslie County, was lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center, according to KSP.

A body was recovered from the fire scene.  A positive identification was not immediately made, according to State Police.  An autopsy was scheduled at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort.

 

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