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Cold Case on the Murder of Burton Jones

Kentucky State Police Request Help Resolving Burton Jones Murder

This occurred ago.

On May 28, 1979 Burton Jones and a passenger were traveling west on KY 80 in Perry County, when a shot was fired into his vehicle from a passing red Monte Carlo with a white vinyl top, striking Burton Jones killing him instantly.

It is believed that this murder is related to a coal strike and that Burton Jones was possibly killed by mistake. It is also believed a connection may exist between this case and the Donnie R. Gibson Murder in December 1979.

To date the perpetrator(s) have not been identified, and brought to trial.

If anyone has any information about this case please contact Lieutenant Claude E. Little at the Hazard Post (606) 435-6069 or you can email him at claude.little@ky.gov

Investigating Officer Contact Information


OFFICER: Lieutenant Claude E. Little

PHONE: (606) 435-6069

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However, if you need to report information that is of an emergency nature, please contact the Kentucky State Police toll free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or call your local police/sheriff department at 911.

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