2 men found dead inside apartment were shot, identities released

2 men found dead inside apartment were shot, identities released

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two men who were found dead inside an apartment off Dutchmans Lane have been identified.

David Kandelaki, 31, and Joshua Rice, 30, were found dead in the 2900 block of Abigail Drive at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Wayne Pryse. Both men died of gunshot wounds.

St. Matthews Police Department assistant chief Major David Beyer said Kandelaki was supposed to meet his family in Miami and when he failed to show up he was reported missing by his wife.

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Officers responded to Kandelaki's apartment unit on Mallard Creek Road to conduct a welfare check around 9 a.m. Thursday.

Beyer said Kandelaki made arrangements to drop off his dog and vehicle with friends in Jeffersontown and did so before he was reported missing.

Eventually, the investigation took officers to Abigail Lane where they discovered Kandelaki and Rice.

Police initially classified the case as a death investigation, but it is now being investigated as a homicide.

No suspect information has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call LMPD's anonymous police tip line at 502-574-LMPD(5673).

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