Upshur County Sheriff's Office investigating possible homicide

News Release

UPSHUR COUNTY (KYTX) - On Monday August 26, 2013 around 1:30 p.m. the Upshur County Sheriff Office was dispatched to a residence in the Southwestern part of Upshur County in reference to a welfare concern.

Upon arrival Deputies located a subject who was deceased. The deceased was identified as 45 year old Jack E. Pierce of Gilmer. Deputies found things at the scene to be suspicious and Investigator's with the Sheriff Office were contacted.

Investigator's requested an autopsy be performed which was ordered by Justice of the Peace Pct. #1 Laura Norred.

Investigators are currently investigating this case as a possible homicide.


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