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Cold Case on the Murder of Virgil Napier

Kentucky State Police Request Help Resolving Virgil Napier Murder

This occurred ago.

On December 31, 1982 in the Harshell community of Breathitt County, Virgil Napier was murdered while visiting the residence of Orville Campbell. According to witnesses at the scene, an unknown male subject came to the residence of Orville Campbell, knocked on the door and asked for Virgil Napier. When Mr. Napier acknowledged to the man that he was Virgil, the man pulled a handgun and began shooting. The assailant fled the scene in a 1973 Chevrolet Nova, which was recovered approximately two (2) miles from the scene. 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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