Kentucky Police investigate 3 deaths at site of burning home


LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police says it has released the identity of the third body found at the residence in Roanoke.

Police say the body of the suspect, 40-year-old Michael Murray, of Louisville, has been positively identified.

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(July 23, 2019) – Authorities have identified two of three people found dead at a Kentucky home, saying officers responded to a report of shots fired and found one of the victims had been dismembered.

Kentucky State Police said in a news release Tuesday that 39-year-old Nicole Murray of New Haven was shot twice and died at the scene in LaRue County. The release said the dismembered remains of 33-year-old Brittany Wilson of Louisville were found in a freezer at the home.

Police said it’s believed Wilson died in Louisville before Monday.

The release said officers determined the third person killed Murray on Monday, notified a family member and confessed to killing Murray and Wilson. Police believe the suspect set the home on fire before taking their own life. That person’s name wasn’t released.

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