Fulton, Kentucky death investigation continues


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson
Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

FULTON, Ky. - A decomposed body found in western Kentucky has been identified.

Kentucky State Police say the body belongs to 39-year-old Forrest Daniel Sommerfield of Las Vegas, Nevada.

On March 12th, Fulton Police investigators called state police after someone found the body in a home on Martin Luther King Drive in Fulton.  An autopsy identified Sommerfield.

State police say, before his death, Sommerfield bought property on Burnett Street in Paducah and on Martin Luther King Drive in Fulton in 2010. 

The investigation into his death continues.  Investigators want to talk with anyone with information about Sommerfield.  If you have some, call Kentucky State Police at (270) 856-3721 or 1-800-222-5555.

Earlier story:

FULTON, Ky. - Police in Fulton, Kentucky and the Kentucky State Police are investigating a body found inside a home yesterday.

Skeletal remains were found at 106 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. The body was found by a neighbor, according to Fulton Police Chief Terry Powell.

The body has been sent to the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab in Louisville for testing. Police believe the body is that of a male, but the no identity has been determined.

Earlier story:

FULTON, Ky. - Skeletal remains were found inside a local home Tuesday.

The Fulton County coroner says the remains were found inside the home on Martin Luther King Street.

The coroner says he believes the remains are that of the homeowner.

No word on the person's identity or how long ago they died.

Earlier story:

FULTON, Ky. - Kentucky State Police have a death investigation on their hands.

This after remains were found at a home on Martin Luther King Street in Fulton Tuesday.

No other details are available.

A WPSD Local 6 crew is there.