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Triple Homicide In Owsley County

Date of News Release 05/24/05

(Richmond, KY) - On 5/24/2005 at 10:53 A. M., the Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond responded to a reported shooting at a residence on KY 11, 1/2 mile south of Booneville. Upon arrival, officers discovered three deceased adults. All three victims apparently suffered gunshot wounds. Detectives of the Kentucky State Police are currently processing the crime scene. The victims will be removed by the Owsley County Coroner and transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort where autopsies will be conducted.

No suspects have been identified at this time. The investigation by Detective Joie Peters and Detective Chris Crockett continues. The victims are identified as follows:

  1. Fannie Mae McIntosh-age 39 of Booneville
  2. Gary Lee Peters-age 53 of Booneville
  3. Billy Ray Tirey-age42 of Booneville

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