KSP releases name of double murder-suicide suspect

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (KT) - Kentucky State Police on Wednesday released the name of the person believed responsible for a double murder-suicide in Larue County this past summer.

The KSP says the investigation began in July by troopers and detectives from the Elizabethtown Post, when they responded to a home on River Road in the Roanoke community. Nicole Murray, 39, of New Haven was found shot to death, while the dismembered body of 33-year-old Brittany Wilson of Louisville was found in a freezer.

KSP says Wilson died from an earlier incident that had occurred in Jefferson County prior to the July 22 shooting in Roanoke, while Murray was the victim of a domestic dispute and was shot twice at the scene.

The KSP notified Louisville Metro Police, which in turn began a death investigation with assistance from troopers. LMPD and KSP’s search of a residence at 6004 Ashby Lane where able to confirm that Wilson was murdered at the Ashby Lane residence, on a unknown date before July 22. The investigation into Wilson’s murder is being handled by LMPD’s Homicide Unit.

KSP believes the suspect, Michael Murray, after killing Nicole Murray and speaking with a relative by phone, set the home on fire before taking his own life.

The Kentucky Medical Examiner’s office had to make a positive identification of Michael Murray, before his name could be released.

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