Wednesday, March 16, 2016

UPDATED: KSP investigating Livingston house fire fatality

Kentucky State Police are currently investigating a death resulting from a house fire at 730 Holland Road in Livingston County between Grand Rivers and Ledbetter. At 8:28 p.m. Monday, KSP were requested by Livingston County Sheriff’s Department to assist in the investigation. Melissa C. Hopkins, 18, was found inside the residence and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Livingston County Coroner Jeff Armstrong. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Louisville.

UPDATE, 4:40 p.m. MARCH 16: This morning, an autopsy was performed on Melissa C. Hopkins at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville. The autopsy revealed the cause of Hopkins’ death was smoke inhalation. Kentucky State Police are awaiting the results of toxicology and other testing, at this time. The investigation continues by Detective Steve Silfies and Arson Investigator Michael Smith.