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Murder/Suicide Update in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 06/08/2008

(Parkers Lake, KY) - On 008-2008 at 0414 hrs. Richard Dunagan succumbed to his wounds and passed away at the UK Medical Center. The preliminary investigation shows that Richard Dunagan went to the home of his twin brother David Dunagan to check on his welfare. When Richard went to the front door David shot him and turned the gun on himself.

David Dunagan had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and according to family members was noncompliant with his medications. An autopsy will be scheduled for David Dunagan.

The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police Detective Billy Correll.

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Date of News Release: 06/07/2008

(Parkers Lake, KY) - On 06-07-2008 Post 11 in London received a call of a shooting in the Parkers Lake area of McCreary County. When Tpr. Jason Browning arrived he found two victims on the front porch of a residence on David Dunagan Road.

Both victims were found to each be shot one time in the head. Richard N. Dunagan was flown out to UK Medical Center with a single gunshot wound to the head. The McCreary County Coroners Office pronounced David Dunagan dead at the scene. The preliminary investigation shows the two were twin brothers and involved in a dispute at the residence of David Dunagan.

The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police Det. Billy Correll. Det. Correll was assisted at the scene by Tpr. Jason Browning, Tpr. Edward Jones and Sgt. J. Lafe Owens. Also assisting at the scene was the McCreary County Sheriff's Office, the McCreary County Ambulance Service, the McCreary County Coroners Office and the Eagle Sawyer Fire Department.

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