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LaRue County father speaks about his daughter's murder

Abdullah White (Source: KSP) Abdullah White (Source: KSP)
Belinda Martin Belinda Martin
Samantha Kolley (source: KSP) Samantha Kolley (source: KSP)

LARUE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Police are following leads and have made two arrests in the murder case of a LaRue County woman, but they are still looking for another man in connection with the case.

On Friday, 28-year-old Kristie Allen's body was found inside a home in Buffalo. Police say Kristie was murdered by someone she knew. Her father, David Allen, says Kristie always had a smile on her face and never met anyone she couldn't become friends with.

"She had a heart as big as Texas," said David Allen. "She was my youngest and my one and only daughter."

On Friday, Kristie's body was found in a home where she was house sitting on College Street in Buffalo. Police have made two arrests in connection to the case.

"We are constantly following up on leads," said Master Trooper Norman Chaffins of the Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown post.

A tip led police to 19-year-old Samantha Kolley, who was charged with theft by unlawful taking for her part in stealing Kristie's car. 26-year-old Belinda Martin is charged with receiving stolen property taken from the scene of the murder. But another suspect, Abdullah White, is still at large.

"He's probably going to be laying low for a while, but we have people that we apprehended so far, and they are cooperating with us," said Chaffins. "Sooner or later we will have him under arrest."

State police found Kristie's stolen car in Taylor County. Police are staying tight lipped on the relationship of those involved, but Kristie's mother told WAVE 3 that Kristie dated White in the past.     

According to KSP Martin, Kolley and White can be traced back to the house the night Kristie was killed. Martin bonded out of jail Sunday.

David Allen has a message for those involved.

"I want this to be known whoever was responsible for my daughter's death, I chose to forgive rather than have them make me a victim also," said Allen. "Whoever it is, I will pray for them and their families. I was fortunate and blessed to have her for 28 years. It was cut way short, but I will see her again soon."

White does have criminal history, WAVE 3 found out he was on probation for some type of crime in Tennessee.

The suspects could face additional charges in this case. If you have any information you are asked to call Kentucky State Police.

Visitation for Allen is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rust Wright Funeral Home in Hodgenville, and at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Her funeral is also Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m.

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