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Double murder suspect arrested in western Kentucky

Posted at 7:34 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 21:30:28-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — UPDATE: The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says Joseph Benge was taken into custody in Mayfield.



The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man accused of murdering two people.

Officials say 40-year-old Joseph L. Benge is wanted in the double murder. The bodies were discovered Tuesday afternoon off Tom Cat Trail.

Authorities say Benge drove off in a white-colored Ford Taurus with the Kentucky license plate 118WFS. He is probably armed and considered dangerous. Benge does not have a beard or mustache now.

A phone ping showed he was last spotted in Mayfield, Kentucky.

If you have any information, contact the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at (606) 864-6600. You can also e-mail the Laurel County Sheriff at or message the Laurel County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. All information is strictly confidential.