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Update to Home Invasion/Homicide Investigation in Todd County

Date of News Release: 06/29/2015

Elkton, KY (Todd County) - An autopsy was performed on June 29th, 2015 at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville, KY. The preliminary results indicate that the victim, Amos Yoder, died of blunt force trauma. At the present time, his wife, Marjorie Yoder, is in stable condition at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

The Kentucky State Police respectfully requests that anyone with information pertaining to this investigation, contact them at 270-676-3313 or toll-free, in Kentucky, at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous. The investigation is continuing by the KSP.

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Home Invasion/Homicide Investigation in Elkton, KY

Date of News Release: 06/28/2015

(Madisonville, Ky.) - Units from Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville are currently working a Home Invasion/Homicide. The incident occurred at the home of Amos and Marjorie Yoder on Old Trenton Road Elkton, KY. At approximately 8:19 A.M., the Todd County Sheriffs Department requested the Kentucky State Police after they received a call that family members had found Mr. and Mrs. Yoder, who are husband and wife, inside their residence. 79 year old Mr. Yoder was deceased and 75 year old Mrs. Yoder had serious physical injuries. Mrs. Yoder was taken to Logan Memorial and later flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. for treatment. Mr. Yoder will be taken to Louisville, KY for an autopsy. Investigators are still on the scene. An update will be sent out when new information becomes available. The Kentucky State Police are being assisted by the Todd County Sheriff's Department and the Todd County Coroners Office.