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Kentucky Representative Found Dead By Potential Suicide

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Kentucky state Representative Dan Johnson (R-KY), who was facing sexual assault accusations, and died in a probable suicide on December 13, 2017, is shown in this December 15, 2016 handout photo in Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S.    Courtesy Kentucky Legislative Research Commission/Handout via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Kentucky state Representative Dan Johnson (R-KY), who was facing sexual assault accusations, and died in a probable suicide on December 13, 2017, is shown in this December 15, 2016 handout photo in Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S. Courtesy Kentucky Legislative Research Commission/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

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Kentucky state Representative Dan Johnson (R-KY), who was facing sexual assault accusations, and died in a probable suicide on December 13, 2017, is shown in this December 15, 2016 handout photo in Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S. Courtesy Kentucky Legislative Research Commission/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

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Kentucky representative Dan Johnson was found dead at 8:20 P.M., on December 20th. He was found in a secluded area of Mt. Washington, and died of a bullet wound to the head. His death was ruled a suicide by the local coroner. After posting what seemed to be a goodbye letter on his Facebook, police were alerted, who pinged Johnson’s phone and found his body. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell says Johnson drove to the bridge over the Salt River on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, parked on the north side of it and shot himself in front of his car. Tinnell says his body was found right next to the river, past the bridge. He leaves behind a wife, four children, and nine grandchildren.

 

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