Springfield, KY September 27, 2019) On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at approximately 12:50pmET, Units from Kentucky State Police Post 15, along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, responded to Mount Zion Rd. in Washington County in reference to a deceased male who had been located in an abandoned building. The ongoing investigation has revealed that the victim was shot three times and then set on fire. Charges are being sought against the suspect for murder, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse. An autopsy was performed by the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville, KY and dental records have confirmed positive identification of the 18-year-old victim as Joseph Davidson of Upton, KY.
This incident remains under investigation by Detective Kevin Roberts. Det. Roberts was assisted on scene by the Nelson and Washington County Sheriff’s Departments and the Washington County Coroner’s Office.