Police: Suspect In Double Murder Turned Himself In

It's been one of Kentucky most high-profile unsolved crime, until now. Kentucky State Police say they've cracked a double murder case in Lincoln County.

Investigators say they now know who gunned down Bo Upton and Ryan Shangraw inside Shangraw's trailer in February of 2002.

At this time, police are not releasing the murder suspect's name. We are told that's because the suspect was a juvenile at the time of the murders.

The suspect turned himself in and is said to be from the area. He is now being held at the Lincoln County Jail.

Police say there are other persons of interest and more arrests are likely.

For those who knew the victims, an arrest in the six year long investigation is a relief.

"I'm ecstatic, we have been waiting for this news for way too long and I feel like this finally allows us to get some kind of closure," said Jimmy Hill, Upton's baseball coach at Lincoln County High School and friend of the Upton family.

Hill Coached Upton for three-years and speaks very highly of the young man.

"He was just a great kid on and off the field. He was really going places and had realistic dreams of playing college ball," said Hill.

Kevin Bandura, Upton's assistant coach says, "the right fielder was a born leader and a privilege to coach."

Upton's mother, Sherry Moore, tells 27NEWSFIRST she is on her knees thinking God and says this is something she and her family have been waiting for, for six years.


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