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Kidnapping and Suicide Investigation in Hart County, KY

Date of News Release: 09/22/2005

(Hart County, KY) - At 0740 hours KSP Bowling Green received a complaint indicating Steven J. Huff dob/07/11/1981, arrived at 2301 Martin Pierce Road in Edmonson County. Mr. Huff allegedly forced entry into the residence at gunpoint & left taking his ex-girlfriend, Carmella Salings, & her 9 month old daughter also at gunpoint. Parties got into a maroon Olds Cutlass & were last seen traveling toward Cub Run in Hart County. A be on the look out was given to Hart County Sheriff's Department. Shortly after the be on the look out the vehicle was sighted on Priceville Road near Bonnieville. A Sheriff's Deputy then attempted to stop the vehicle on Priceville Road. The vehicle failed to yield & a pursuit ensued.

Less than one minute later Steven Huff pulled into the drive located at 534 Priceville Road. As the deputy approached the vehicle the female & child escaped from the vehicle. At this point the perpetrator placed a .9 mm handgun to his head & fired one round.

Mr. Huff was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner. Ms. Salings & her daughter were not injured.

Investigation continues.

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