Owensboro Police investigating homicide

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT)- Owensboro Police are investigating a homicide after 38-year-old Christopher Riggs was found dead Wednesday in a hotel on New Hartford Rd. in Owensboro.

Officer Andrew Boggess says it first came in as a medical call but an autopsy yesterday ruled that it was a homicide.

Boggess says, “A lot of times, it turns out after the autopsy that we’re able to determine that there was a medical condition that was underlying or something along those lines. This case, like I said, it obviously ended up being that they suspect there is going to be more to it.”


Police are interviewing people who had contact with Riggs in the days before his death and are checking on surveillance video for leads.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Owensboro Police Department at 270-687-8888.

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(This story was originally published on March 13, 2020)

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