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Update to Triple Murder in Bell County

Date of News Release: 01/03/2007

(PINEVILLE, KY) On 01/02/07 at 2:21 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan received a call about a triple murder off of KY 221 in the Kettle Island area of Bell County, Kentucky. Three bodies were discovered in a van by an area resident who was riding his ATV. All three victims suffered fatal gunshot wounds. The names of the victims are being withheld until their families have been notified. This triple murder case is under investigation by Detective Mitchell Williams Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan.

UPDATE: The three victims have been identified; Donnie Fuston age 56 of Pineville, KY, Arley Carnes age 49 of Arjay, KY, Bryan Carnes age 31 of Arjay, KY. All three bodies have been sent to the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab in Frankfort, KY for autopsy. There will be more updates as the investigation continues.

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