HAZARD — One person is dead and another in jail on charges of murder and robbery, according to state police in Knott County.
Authorities received a call Saturday morning reporting that a body had been found on the side of Steer Fork Road in the Pinetop community. Upon arrival, troopers with Kentucky State Police located 60-year-old Ruby Slone, of Mallie, dead from an apparent gun shot wound.
Police received information during the early stages of the investigation that led to the arrest of Shana L. Lopez, 29, of Melvin, Ky. She is currently lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard on charges of murder, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
Police say Ruby Slone’s body was transported to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy as the investigation continues.