Police look for truck and leads in Shelby murder

Police are investigating a murder and robbery in Shelby County.

Jim Duckett Jr., 43, was found dead late Monday morning at his residence at 5300 Rockbridge Road, according to a Kentucky State Police press release.

The cause of death was not disclosed by authorities who chose to withhold that piece of information, Trooper Ron Turley said.

Duckett's newly purchased 2004 Dodge Ram pickup was missing from the driveway and state police are looking for it or anyone who might have seen it. It is possible the truck is connected to the murder, but it is impossible to know for sure until it is recovered, Trooper Ron Turley said.

The truck is a 2004 four-door Dodge Ram, gray with temporary tag number 5311587. The truck has chrome wheels, chrome grill and chrome above the wheel wells.

Anyone with information should contact state police at (502) 227-2221 and ask for Det. Mitch Harris or call local police.