AUGUSTA, KY (WAVE) - A loose dog led police to a murder scene in northern Kentucky Thursday.
Kentucky State Police have now charged three people in the crime.
Thursday morning, the Bracken County Sheriff’s Office got a call about a dog without its owner.
Officers were sent to a home on East 2nd Street to investigate and found 59-year-old James Lyndon Gordley of Augusta dead from apparent homicide.
29-year-old Arica Woodruff of Maysville, 32-year-old Dagoberto Ramos and 27-year-old Nelson Ramos of Seaman, Ohio are all charged with murder.
KSP described the slaying as “very violent”- but investigators haven’t released Gordley’s cause of death or what relationship he had- if any- to the suspects.
The victim’s daughter tells WLEX Gordley was a hard-working mechanic, until he became disabled.
Clarissa Gordley described her father as loving family man, who was caring and would help anyone with anything.
Woodruff and Dagoberto Ramos are being held in the Mason County, Kentucky Jail.
Nelson Ramos is being held in Adams County, Ohio. He’s expected to be extradited back to Kentucky to face murder charges.