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Just before 4:00am this morning, a motorist on Lick Branch Road, in Barren County, reported a body on the side of the roadway.
Barren County Deputies arrived and found the man was lying dead on the roadside and appeared to have a gunshot injury. Kentucky State Police were called to assist with the investigation.
The victim has been identified as 40 year old Kevin M. Miller of Scottsville. According to KSP, an altercation had ensued on the roadway between Miller and 52 year old Bobby R. Conatser, of Glasgow. The altercation ended when Conatser fired a shotgun, striking Miller in the back.
Detectives have arrested Conatser, charging him with Murder. He is currently lodged in the Barren County Jail.
The case is being led by Detective Gary Travis with KSP Post 3 and is ongoing. Detective Travis was assisted by the Barren County Sheriff’s Department, Barren County Coroner’s Office, Barren County DES, and Barren/Metcalfe County EMS.
**UPDATE: A man’s body is found early this morning on the side of Lick Branch Road, a Barren County man, is behind bars for Murder.
The body of a white male was found early this morning on Lick Branch Road in Barren County. The victim had been shot sometime before his body was discovered, however the exact cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner’s office.
KSP have arrested 52 year old Bobby Conaster, of Glasgow, in connection with the man’s death, charging him with one count of Murder. No details in regard to the circumstances of the man’s death have been released. Conaster is lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.
The name of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of his next of kin.
WCLU NEWS DIRECTOR ANGELA BRIGGS IS WORKING WITH STATE POLICE TROOPER JEREMY HODGES ON A DEATH INVESTIGATION. STATE POLICE CONFIRMED THAT A MALE SUBJECT WAS FOUND DECEASED SOMETIME AROUND 4AM THIS MORNING ON LICK BRANCH ROAD IN BARREN COUNTY. FIRST RESPONDERS ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY THE MAN AND NOTIFY NEXT OF KIN. NO OTHER DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.