UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim of homicide in Klondike neighborhood

UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim of homicide in Klondike neighborhood
Louisville metro police were called to the 3200 block of Pomeroy Drive at 9:48 a.m. on an apparent homicide. (Source: Doug Druschke, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Metro police are conducting a homicide investigation into the death of a person in the Klondike neighborhood.

Dwight Mitchell, a LMPD spokesman, said the victim was found inside a home in the 3200 block of Pomeroy Drive just before 10 a.m. by officers responding to a call of a person down.

Mitchell said the victim was “obviously deceased from some type of foul play.”

Police were on the scene for hours Friday afternoon.

Officers could be seen questioning neighbors and examining the surroundings of the house.

Several neighbors described the man as friendly and well known, a handyman who worked at odd jobs.

“He was a great dude,” neighbor Ali Seyal said. “We never had any problems with him. He had personal issues, you know, everyone does. But other than that he kept to himself. We pretty much kept to ourselves. You know if he needed anything he knew we were there for him.”

The victim was identified by the Coroner’s Office as 54-year-old Kevin Hellems. No other information has been released at this time.

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