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3 arrested in Whitley County murder investigation

Photo: (L to R) James Muse, Jordan Miracle, Jamie Muse

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WDKY) - Kentucky State Police have announced the arrests of three in connection to a murder in Whitley County.

Detectives say Billy Lawson, 45, of Williamsburg was found dead near the Tennessee state line in a building off U.S. 25.

Troopers arrested Jordan Miracle, 22, of Pine Knot, James Muse, 27, and Jamie Muse, 27, both of Williamsburg. All three are charged with murder, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

Medical examiners will perform an autopsy on Lawson Tuesday.

The case remains under investigation.

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