July 28th, 2011
Harlan County Death Investigation
(Blair, Ky.) On July 27, 2011: at 8:19 pm, July 25, 2011, Post 10 received a 911 call that human remains were discovered by ATV riders on an abandoned strip mine site in the Blair community of Harlan County. The human remains were located approximately 1 ½ miles off the roadway. The human remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
On July 27, 2011 The State Medical Examiners Office positively identified the human remains located on July 25, 2011 in the Blair community as being James Feltner. Due to findings by the State Medical Examiner’s Office the investigation is now being deemed as a Murder. The Kentucky State Police are requesting information pertaining to a weapon that may be involved in the murder of James Feltner. The weapon, an AR-15 type rifle, is black with a stainless steel barrel. The weapon may be located somewhere in the Cumberland area. The weapon was likely sold/traded or disposed on or after July 15, 2011. Anyone with information regarding the death of James Feltner, contact Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan at 606-573-3131. Det. Kenny Abner is in charge of the investigation.
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