Homeless boy found dead in Cherokee Park

On Tuesday, September 30, a boy was found wounded in Cherokee Park. He was rushed to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. His name was Ray Allen Etheridge. He was 12 years old. And he was homeless.

We now know that police have ruled his death a homicide. Our hearts go out to Ray’s family during this terribly difficult time. For more information, see this article from WAVE 3. If you have any information regarding this awful crime, call the Louisville Metro Police anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673).