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Cold Case on the Murder of Lawrence E. Watkins

Kentucky State Police Request Help Resolving Lawrence E. Watkins Murder

This occurred ago.

On August 18, 1981 Lawrence E. Watkins was driving a coal truck traveling north on KY 15 in the Engle community of Perry County. An unknown subject fired at least one (1) shot into the cab of the truck striking Lawrence Watkins, the truck traveled over a guard rail and down an embankment to coming to final rest partially in a creek.

Lawrence Watkins was transported to the Hazard Hospital and later died as a result of the injuries he received.

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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