Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Arrest Made in the Murder Investigation in Hardin County
Date of News Release: 09/30/2010
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) -- On September 29, 2010 at approximately 1:14 AM, Eric Buggeland was located in Adamsville, TN by the Adamsville Police Department. He was detained under Tennessee law on a 72 hour hold, pursuant to an investigation and was lodged in the McNairy County Jail. As a result of the Kentucky State Police's investigation, arrest warrants were issued on September 30, 2010 for Erik Buggeland, charging him with two counts of murder in connection to the deaths of his parents. At approximately 6:47 P.M., the arrest warrants were faxed and served on Erik Buggeland, who is currently awaiting extradition back to Kentucky.
Original News Release Below
Date of News Release: 09/21/2010
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) -- On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 5:12 am Eastern Time, the Kentucky State Police Post in Elizabethtown received a report of a possible double homicide at 3651 Shepherdsville Rd, Elizabethtown, from the homes owners' son, Steven O Buggeland. Troopers responded to the scene and discovered the victims, Terje R Buggeland (age 70) and Margaret Buggeland (age 76), deceased inside their home. Autopsies for both victims have been scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville. A second son, Erik J Buggeland, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, who resides at the residence with his parents, was not located at the scene. Also missing was a 2003 Honda Accord, bearing Kentucky registration plate 009EDC, which belonged to the female victim. Erik Buggeland is being sought for questioning and has been entered into the National Crime Information Computer as an endangered missing person. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of either Erik Buggeland or the above listed vehicle is urged to contact Detective Jonathan Vaughn at Kentucky State Police Post 04 in Elizabethtown, at 270-766-5078.