Teen named in Amber Alert charged with murdering guardians

By Mike Dever - email

EDMONTON, KY (WAVE) - A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the death of his guardians after their bodies were found Tuesday in their south-central Kentucky home.

An Amber Alert had been issued for the teen after the parents of a 12-year-old girl reported her missing early March 22. Her parents told police they believed she was with 15-year-old Christopher Endicott.

The search for the missing juveniles led police to the home of the Endicott's legal guardians, 50-year-old Gary Holloway and 51-year-old Barbara Holloway, in the 200 block of Jimmy Hubbard Road, about six miles east of Edmonton.

Police made repeated trips to the residence but were unable to make contact with the couple or the juveniles. Sometime between the hours of 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. CST a family member of the Holloways entered their residence and discovered that both were dead and no one else was in the residence.

The couple's vehicle, a 1997 Chevy Lumina was also missing. The Amber Alert was issued around 6 p.m. central time.

Just after 9:30 p.m. central time KSP received information from a local firefighter that he was behind the missing Chevy Lumina. KSP units responded to KY 0090 and made a traffic stop three miles into Barren County.

Both juveniles were found in the vehicle with no other passengers and in good physical condition. Both were taken into custody for questioning.

State police said Wednesday that detectives filed the charge after interviewing Endicott.

The girl was later released to a parent.

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