Police looking for more information on headstone

Police believe they are close to confirming a headstone found in Clark County belongs in Powell County.

Last week, a Winchester resident contacted police about a headstone that  had been on his property for years, but he didn’t know where it came from or how long it had been there.

“That’s part of the mystery,” Winchester Police Capt. James Hall said.

The stone, which is heavily weathered, says “Patrie Gatewood, 1903-1919 At Rest.”

After a social media post late last week, Hall said the department has received several responses that confirmed their belief the stone is from Powell County.

“We already believed it originated in Powell County based on some records from the early 1900s,” Hall said. “We’re 99 percent close on the name and dates of death.”

The post said the name and dates were not a match in available cemetery records.

“Hopefully we can find where it goes,” he said.

Hall said the police department has the headstone, and there is no criminal investigation.

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Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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