Officials on the scene of the shooting. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A husband and wife were found dead inside of a Bullitt County home following what officials believe to be a murder-suicide.
The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Mike Murdoch, the couple died from gunshot wounds sometime Sunday. A family member discovered them inside of a bedroom in the home on Cow Branch Road Monday afternoon.
As she was driving home down the single lane road surrounded by woods Tiffany Elliot said noticed something strange at her neighbor’s house.
"He always closes the garage and it was left open," she said.
Hours later, police would confirm her neighbors were dead. It was stunning news to Elliot who said she had recently seen the husband playing in the yard with his granddaughter.
“I saw him just the other day out there playing in the sand and stuff," she said.
Another neighbor who had known the couple for more than 20 years and described them as friendly was also surprised by the news.
Loved ones started arriving shortly after trying to figure out what could have prompted the shooting.
"Nothing that the family could think of that has prompted this," Bullitt County Deputy Coroner Glenda Heath said.
Police said there were no clear clues pointing to a motive inside the home. The sheriff’s office did not have records of any calls regarding domestic problems. "We have not calls down this road here,” Lt. Murdoch said. “It's a very small road. In fact, one of the detectives didn't even know where it was."
But about 30 years ago, police confirm they did investigate the same home before this couple moved in. It was a family dispute which ended in murder. Some neighbors remember that day.
"This brings back a lot of memories,” a man who lives just up the hill told us. “And now there's been multiple deaths inside the same home," he said.
Now another family is affected by heartache, grieving at the home down Cow Branch Road.
The Bullitt County Coroner said the family was together, trying to cope after hearing the news. The identity of the couple has not been released but officials said they appeared to be in their late 50s or early 60s.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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