Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Police may have victims' names



The Associated Press

FRANKFORT - Police may now know the identities of the three men found in the Kentucky River last week shot to death, an investigator said Monday.

Investigators have tentatively identified the victims, said Kentucky State Police Lt. Mark Merriman, an investigator in Richmond.

That means police think they know who the men are, but are not certain, Merriman said. Authorities still have to compare fingerprints or have family members identify the men, Merriman said.

Authorities are hoping to have the men positively identified and notify their families within the next two days, he said.

The three bodies were found April 28 in the Kentucky River in Clark County. The bodies, which were wrapped in tarps, were believed to have been in the water for no more than 12 hours.




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