Update: Johnson County Murder Victim Had Been Deceased for Days

Update: New information has been released in a Johnson County murder investigation. The victim, Mandy Lemay, had been reported missing on Monday, December 17, 2018, after family had concerns for her safety. The victim reportedly had no contact with anyone for several days, possibly weeks. As troopers took the report and started searching for her, the investigation led them to the residence of Paul Lemay at Oil Springs. Troopers arrived at the residence and made contact with Mr. Lemay, who provided information indicating that he had killed Mandy Lemay. He was then taken into custody. During the next several hours of the investigation, it was discovered the murder had taken place at an earlier date and time. Detectives will be at the scene and in the Oil Springs area for the next few days looking for new details and information on the care. The victim’s body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy and results are pending.

Original Story: Kentucky State Police Post 9 Pikeville have opened a murder investigation at a residence on KY RT 825 in Johnson County. On Monday, December 17, 2018, Troopers received information indicating a female might be deceased inside a residence at Oil Springs. During the investigation, 27-year-old Mandy Lemay was found deceased from a gunshot. Upon further investigation, a suspect, identified as 50-year-old Paul Lemay, of Oil Springs, was arrested and charged with murder. He is lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. The case is ongoing.

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