Kentucky troopers investigating trucker’s death as homicide

Kentucky State Police are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious at the gas station to contact them.

KY Troopers

Update 3:20 p.m. July 5———————————————————————————

Kentucky State Police say that they are investigating the death of a semi truck driver found at a gas station earlier this week as a homicide.

On Friday, July 5, Kentucky State Police (KSP) shared new details about a truck driver found dead in the cab of his truck at the Shell Mart parking lot at the corner of KY-627 and US-25, north of Richmond, after he had parked at the gas station on Monday night.

Troopers identified the truck driver as 58 year old Abdul R. Muzaki.

KSP has not revealed the cause of Muzaki’s death. They said only that “During the overnight hours an incident occurred, and Abdul Muzaki was fatally injured. Muzaki was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Madison County Coroner, and taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Officer in Frankfort for an autopsy.”

Troopers are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious near the Shell gas station to contact contact KSP Post 7 at 859-623-2404.

Original Report———————————————————————————————

Kentucky State Police are trying to determine what happened to a man found deceased in a semi truck found parked and running at a gas station last night.

Police were called to the scene of the Dishman’s Shell gas station off I-75 at exit 95 in Madison County, Kentucky on the evening of Tuesday, July 2.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the body of an unidentified man inside the semi truck.

Police say that the truck had been parked and running outside the gas station since at least Monday night, though some reports indicate that it may have been there for several days.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been released. Police say that the truck had Ontario tags.

WTVQ reports that police suspect foul play.

Kentucky State Trooper Robert Purdy said that police are working to determine how long the truck had been at the gas station and how the person inside died. “At this point there’s a lot of questions that we still have, a lot of things we’re trying to figure out. We’re beginning to go through the semi truck, going through the cab, to see if there’s anything suspicious inside that can give us any idea as to what may have happened,” he said.

The body is scheduled for an autopsy with the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

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