Police looking for leads and suspects in Fairdale double murder

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FAIRDALE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police are still looking for leads in the murders of two women who were found dead inside a Fairdale home early Tuesday afternoon.

"You don't hear about things like this happening in Fairdale, said Karen McDonald, a Fairdale resident.

LMPD officers were called to 10209 National Turnpike around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday after a family member found the bodies of an elderly woman and her adult daughter in the house.

"When officers arrived they did find the bodies of two females inside the home. There appears to be foul play. At this time the Louisville Metro Police homicide unit is investigating," said Dwight Mitchell, an LMPD spokesperson.

The double murders in the quiet, rural area has left the Fairdale community rocked, but the family is devastated.

"They're in complete shock because they're such a fine family and they can't imagine how this happened," said Father Bob Ray, pastor of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church on Fairdale Road. "Who would have done it? What motive might they had? They can't come up with any imaginable explanation."

The daughter was the caretaker for her elderly mother, the widow of a retired Louisville policeman. Fr. Ray says the elderly woman and her late husband had been member of his parish for 55 years. He can't imagine why anyone would want to do hard to her. "It's just totally so radically out of contrast to how these people live. Such a peaceful and good life and truly a kind of family that has no enemies."

Police are not saying how the victims were killed, or if there are any suspects. They are asking anyone with information that could help investigators solve the case to call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673). All calls to the Crime Tip Line are anonymous.

The names of the victims have not been released by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

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