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Meade County man's death ruled homicide

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Shane Allen (source: family photo) Shane Allen (source: family photo)

BATTLETOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police are now investigating a Meade County man's death as a homicide. 

KSP detectives were called to on Rick Stansbury Street near the Ohio River Wednesday afternoon. 

According to a news release from state police, when Meade County deputies and state troopers arrived a short time later they found 30-year-old Daniel Shane Allen's body (referred to as Shane by family members). After investigation it was determined that he died of foul play. 

Allen's girlfriend called 911. 

[AUDIO: 911 CALL] 

"Somebody showed up to buy his four wheeler, he said and so he's been out in the garage with them and I fell asleep and I just woke up and went out there and (inaudible)," She told a dispatcher.

Investigators won't say exactly how the 30-year-old was killed. 

While Allen's girlfriend made the initial call to 911, one of his friends also got on the phone. 

"Do you see any weapons in there that might have been used," the dispatcher asked. 

"I don't see nothing there that I can tell there," the man replied. "I'd say it ain't good. He is not breathing." 

Family members confirm that Allen is the son of Jasmine Lindsey. 

She was the whistleblower in the case against former KSP Trooper Stratford Young, who was accused of having sex with a teenage girl. 

Lindsey did an interview with WDRB just last week. 

"The real difficult part was you know, I was in fear for the safety of my family to come forward with this kind of information," she told reporter Valerie Chinn. 

Police tell us they're not ruling anything out right now but Allen's connection to the former trooper's case is not the focus of their investigation. 

There are many unanswered questions surrounding his death. 

"Great dad. Always playing with his kids," neighbor Robert Comings said about Allen. "He works night shift and he's always up early playing with his kids."

Many remember him as the father that loved spending time with his two young sons.  

"You take a man's life, hopefully they catch him and put him in jail," Comings said about the murderer. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or contact your local law enforcement.

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