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Suspect In Murders Of Elderly Louisiana Couple Arrested In Kentucky

Posted at 7:50 AM, Nov 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-04 07:50:39-05

ALLEN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man wanted for the murder of an elderly Louisiana couple was arrested in Kentucky.

Authorities say 45-year-old Michael Thomas Collins is accused in the murders of 72-year-old Eugene Gurley and 70-year-old Patricia Gurley in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

The couples’ bodies were discovered Wednesday inside the business they owned.

Officials said both died of blunt force trauma to the head.

On Saturday, police learned Collins was in Allen County.

Deputies alongside Kentucky State Police and Scottsville Police Department officers arrested Collins on Saturday afternoon.

Collins was being held in the Allen County Detention Center, pending extradition.

He is charged with burglary and murder in Louisiana.