UPDATE: Arrest Made, Marshall Co. Murder Victim’s Identity Released


A Paducah man has been arrested in Illinois for the murder of Gary Lambert whose body was found Thursday in Marshall County.

On the afternoon of March 26th, Detective Lieutenant Matt Hilbrecht obtained an arrest warrant for 38 year old Joseph L. Cunningham of Paducah charging him with Murder in the death of Lambert, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Cunningham is in custody in Jefferson County, Illinois on other charges and is awaiting extradition.

Authorities say the investigation continues and more information will be released as it becomes available.


Authorities in Marshall County are continuing to investigate a homicide in the Possum Trot/Sharpe area.

According to the autopsy results, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Dept. reports the victim has been identified as 47 year old Gary J. Lambert of Paducah. The autopsy shows that Lambert died of a single gunshot wound.

Authorities indicate a person of interest has been detained in Illinois.

WMSK News will keep you updated when more information is released.

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