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PIKEVILLE Investigators with Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville are currently seeking help in resolving six unsolved murder cases spanning Floyd, Pike and Magoffin counties.
Listed currently are six cases beginning with the murder of Richard Strable on April 15, 1986 in Prestonsburg.
There are two cold cases in Pikeville that police are also seeking help with the murder of Oakie Hall, whose remains were found in Pikeville on July 11, 1982, and the murder of Kevin Adkins, who was killed on Oct. 11, 2000 near Pikeville.
Two other cold case files existing in Pike County are also listed at the state polices website. Police are hoping to resolve the murders of Donnie Ray Sullivan, whose remains were found on Aug. 23, 1982, and Brian Keith Mullins, who was killed on Dec. 12, 1987.
Another 1987 cold case that is included in the six investigators are still working involves the murder of Jack David Combs, whose remains were found on March 4, 1987, in Magoffin County.
The Prestonsburg case of Richard Strables unsolved murder dates back to Tuesday, April 15, 1986. It was on this date that Strable, a Cincinnati native, was traveling to Prestonsburg for a business meeting when he stopped to assist a possible stranded motorist, police records say.
Strable made his stop at the old toll plaza on the Mountain Parkway just west of Salyersville. During the stop, Strable was shot and killed in a robbery. Anyone with information on this case should contact KSP Det. Lt. Michael Kidd at Post 9 at (606) 433-7711 or my email at michael.kidd@ky.gov.
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