Whitesburg KY

Gunshot wounds are fatal to Cowan man and woman

A Cowan couple died last week in a double shooting at their home near Bo Fork.

No funeral services were held for Ronnie Frazier and Debbie Foss.

Kentucky State Police say they do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident, and do not think there is a threat to public safety, but they have not clarified whether the incident was a murder-suicide or a double suicide.

Debbie Foss, 56, and Ronald David “Ronnie” Frazier, 55, who police said had been in a long-term relationship, both died of gunshot wounds, KSP M Trooper Jody Sims said.

A dispatcher at KSP Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 hang-up call at 11:21 a.m. last Wednesday from the home in the 7200 block of KY 931 South, and no one answered when the dispatcher tried to return the call, said Sims, a spokesman for Post 13.

A trooper dispatched to check on the reason for the call discovered the bodies about noon that day, and the coroner’s office and KSP detectives were dispatched to the scene, about 7 miles from Whitesburg.

Both Frazier and Foss were taken to Letcher Funeral home after autopsy.

Frazier was the son of the late Raymond and Nell Miles Frazier. Surviving are a son, Josh Frazier of Mississippi; four brothers, Harold, Gary, Ricky, and Randy; and three sisters, Sandy, Pam, and Rella. He was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie.

Foss was a daughter of Helen Jordan and the late James David Jordan of Mississippi. Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Chad Foss and wife Rosa of Thornton; a daughter, Brandy Curtis of Cumberland; two brothers Rodney and Ricky Jordan, both of Mississippi; a sister, Tracy Bouell of Mississippi; and seven grandchildren.

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