Death Investigation in Powell County

On Tuesday, August 15, at 12:42am, Kentucky State Police in Morehead received information about a deceased male at a residence in Stanton, KY. Troopers and emergency personnel arrived and discovered the body of an unidentified male subject. Powell County Coroner pronounced the male deceased at 3:05am. Investigators arrested Jeremiah Vaught, age 30, of Stanton, and charged him with one count of tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. More charges are expected to follow pending an autopsy.

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