A man and a woman are dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home near the foot of Cowan Mountain.
The bodies have been sent to Frankfort for autopsy, but detectives with the Kentucky State Police do not believe there were any others involved in the incident, and say they to not think there is a threat to public safety.
A dispatcher at KSP Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 hangup call at 11:21 a.m. and no one answered when the dispatcher returned the call, said M. Trooper Jody Sims, a spokesman for Post 13.
A trooper discovered the bodies about noon today when he arrived to check on the hangup call. The coroner’s office and KSP detectives were dispatched to the scene, about 7 miles from Whitesburg on KY 931 South.
The names of the two victims have not been released, pending notification of next of kin.