Kentucky State Police are investigating a murder-arson case after an 81-year-old woman was found dead inside a burnt home in Trigg County.
Police responded to a house fire on Will Jackson Road in the early morning hours of September 16. Inside, they located 81-year-old Thelma Ilene Barnett of Cadiz.
According to police, an autopsy and evidence has revealed that Barnett had been brutally murdered before the house was set on fire.
Authorities are seeking help from the public and asking anyone to come forward if they were in the area on the Wednesday, September 16, and noticed anything suspicious in nature. Information can be reported to the Kentucky State Police by calling (270) 856-3721.
Trigg County Crime Stoppers and the family of Barnett are offering an award of $10,000 for information leading to an arrest(s). Trigg County Crime Stoppers can be reach by calling (270) 522-4636.