Police say a death investigation in Morehead is now a murder case.
Investigators say 26-year-old Casey Shay is charged in the death of his girlfriend, 21-year-old Cassandra Owens.
Police say Shay told them he shot and killed Owens early Wednesday morning in a house on Christian Street.
Investigators say the couples 3-year-old child was in the house at the time.
According to police, Shay dropped his daughter off with relatives Wednesday then turned himself in to authorities on Thursday.
Morehead State President Wayne D. Andrews said in a statement, "We are all saddened and heartbroken by the death of one of our students...Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Cassandra. The loss of life at such an early age affects us all."
Shay is charged with murder.