Police search waters for murder evidence


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Photo courtesy of GCSO Numerous law enforcement agencies searched the waters off of Rough River Lake’s Eveleigh Boat Ramp this week for evidence pertaining to a 2003 murder in Leitchfield.


Numerous law enforcement agencies searched the waters off of Rough River Lake’s Eveleigh Boat Ramp this week for evidence pertaining to a 2003 murder in Leitchfield.

On Tuesday, June 7 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Kentucky State Police (KSP), Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), and other first responder personnel searched the waters off of Eveleigh Boat Ramp just off of KY 259 North in Grayson County.

KSP Detective Tony Hardin had received information that evidence pertaining to the murder of Robert P. Hunt may have been in the waters near the Eveleigh boat ramp, according to Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins.

“LMPD divers and GCSO Diver Special Deputy Dave Colston searched the waters for several hours, but no evidence related to Hunt’s murder was located,” wrote Chaffins in a GCSO press release.

Hunt was shot several times while lying in his bed in his home on Armes-Lively Road in Leitchfield on Dec. 2, 2003.

Hunt was dropped off by a friend after leaving American Legion Post 81 between 11:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

It is suspected that Hunt was murdered shortly after he arrived at his home, according to Chaffins.

Hunt was the owner of the Leitchfield Huddle House.

Anyone with information pertaining to this murder is encouraged to contact Hardin at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown at 270-766-5078 or Chaffins at the GCSO at 270-259-3024.

Those who submit information may remain anonymous.

Photo courtesy of GCSO Numerous law enforcement agencies searched the waters off of Rough River Lake’s Eveleigh Boat Ramp this week for evidence pertaining to a 2003 murder in Leitchfield.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Eveleigh-Boat-Ramp-Evidence-Search.jpgPhoto courtesy of GCSO Numerous law enforcement agencies searched the waters off of Rough River Lake’s Eveleigh Boat Ramp this week for evidence pertaining to a 2003 murder in Leitchfield.

By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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