Man accused of killing mother found at auto body shop and her friend

LMPD make arrest in cold double-murder case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A man accused of killing two people and moving their bodies has been charged with murder.

Larry Sauer, 35, allegedly murdered Austin Gamez and Teressa McCoy on Dec. 26, 2017.

According to an arrest slip, Sauer took Gamez’s body to an unknown location. McCoy’s body was discovered the next morning in the parking lot of Bessler Auto Parts, located at 4700 Strawberry Lane.


When officers searched his home in the 100 block of Ottawa Avenue on Dec. 12, they found approximately a half-a-pound of methamphetamine, digital scales and cash.

In court Saturday, Sauer was charged with two counts of murder, tampering with physical evidence, and trafficking in a controlled substance. A not guilty plea was entered, and the judge ordered Sauer sign a no-contact order with the victim’s families.

Sauer is booked in Metro Corrections on a $250,000 cash bond. He is due back in court December 23.

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