Updated: Stabbing Death Being Investigated in Pike County

Update: The victim has been identified as 74-year-old Albert Ratliff of Elkhorn City. A suspect, identified as 41-year-old Michael Yates of Regina, was arrested and charged with murder.

Original Story: Kentucky State Police Post 9 Pikeville has opened a death investigation, due to a person being stabbed at Cox Farm Road on the Regina Belcher Highway in Elkhorn City. Just after 2:30pm Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Post 9 received a 911 call of a male being stabbed. The victim was pronounced deceased by the Pike County Coroner’s Office. At this time, no charges have been made. One person is being questioned about the incident. The names of the persons involved will be released at a later time, pending notification. The investigation is ongoing.

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