ROANOKE, Ky. (AP/LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police said the discovery of two deaths in LaRue County lead investigators to a third death at a different crime scene in Jefferson County.
News outlets reported that state police responded Monday to a report of shots fired. They arrived to find a home fully engulfed in flames.
State Police Trooper Peter Binkley says a woman was found dead inside a vehicle on the property. When the flames were extinguished, another victim was found.
A news release from state police said the investigation led authorities to a third dead body at a different crime scene. The cause of the fire hasn’t been released.
The first victim has been identified as Nicole Murray, 39, of New Haven. Murray was found dead when crews arrived at the scene on River Road.
The second victim was found after a search. The victim was identified as Brittany Wilson, 33, of Louisville. Police have reported that Wilson was found dismembered in a freezer at the same River Road residence from an incident that occurred sometime before July 22.
KSP said they believe that Nicole Murray was a victim of a domestic situation in which she was shot twice and as a result died on the scene. It was determined that the suspect, after killing Murray, told a family member and confessed to killing Murray and Wilson before taking their own life.
KSP said they believe that the suspect, after killing Murray and speaking with a family member, set the residence on fire before taking his own life. KSP is now waiting for positive identification from the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office.
The investigation is ongoing.