AMBER Alert canceled, missing Bardstown children found safe in Illinois

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Posted at 10:49 PM, Feb 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-05 09:42:46-05

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — An AMBER Alert has been canceled after four Kentucky children were found safe and unharmed in Illinois.

The Bardstown Police Department says they were called to Robin Drive at around 5:30 p.m. Friday for a welfare check. Officers entered the home and located a woman dead on the kitchen floor.

Police have identified the victim as 33-year-old Tabitha Murray.

Detectives later identified the suspect as 32-year-old Richard Gray. An AMBER Alert was issued for four boys that were believed to be with him.

At around 11:15 p.m., police officers in Mt. Vernon, Illinois located the suspect and the four children were unharmed. The suspect was taken into custody and the AMBER Alert has been canceled.

Gray is charged with murder and unlawful imprisonment.