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Arrest is made in Estill County man's death

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday night in a wooded area of rural Estill County.

Troopers found Bradley Abney, 36, of Irvine, about 9 p.m. after responding to a report of a shooting, state police said. Paul Cooper, 36, of Irvine was arrested and charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Cooper was also charged with cultivating marijuana after 51 plants were discovered during a search of his residence on Patsy Road, state police said. Abney lived on the same road.

Cooper is being held at the Estill County jail.

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