Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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KSP Investigating Apparent Estill County Murder-Suicide
Date of News Release: 11/22/2010
(Richmond, Ky.)-- Kentucky State Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at a residence in Estill County. At 3:35 p.m., KSP Troopers responded to the report of gunshots at 205 Meadows Lane. Upon arrival, the troopers found two deceased victims inside the residence. Both were dead from gunshot wounds. They are identified as Michael Boyle, age 53 of Estill County and Kelli Barr, age 35 of Mineral, West Virginia. According to investigators, the shooting appears to be a murder-suicide. The victims were living together at the time of the shooting. Next of kin have been notified. The investigation by Detective Ken Bradley and Sgt. Dustin Hon is ongoing.