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One Dead, Two Arrested In Strip Mine Site Shooting

Police are looking for a motive after a man is found murdered on a strip mine in Floyd County.

Investigators say 27-year-old John Salisbury was shot to death late Saturday night.

The father and son police say are responsible went before a judge.

Salisbury's family continues to grieve.

Robie Lee Miller and his father Robie Dean Miller both pleaded not guilty Monday morning.

A judge ruled no bond for them.

Police say the son killed Salisbury on the strip mine.

They are still investigating a motive while Salisbury's family is in shock he is gone.

John Salisbury's, 27, family and friends do not know why someone would hurt him.

“He was the best person. He would do anything for anybody. He would help anybody that needed help,” Sarah said.

Police say Salisbury was with 27 year old Robie Lee Miller on a strip mine in Hippo late Saturday night.

Troopers say they got a 911 call from there and say they found Salisbury with two gunshot wounds.

He died at a hospital, leaving his family in shock.

“He was very important to everybody. We're going to miss him a great deal. Everybody's trying to help each other out right now,” Sarah said.

Police believe Robie Lee Miller shot him, he is charged with murder.

Salisbury's friends say he knew Miller but not very well.

Police say the suspect's father, 44 year old Robie Dean Miller, is also involved.

He is charged with tampering with physical evidence and falsely reporting information to police.

Troopers do not know yet why the men were on the strip mine or what led to the deadly shooting.

Salisbury leaves behind two young daughters.

Family members say Salisbury's memory will live on through his children and they do not think they'll ever get over losing him.

Services for Salisbury will be at the Nelson-Frazier funeral home.

Visitation starts at six Tuesday night. The funeral is Thursday morning at 11.

The Millers will be in court on March 16th.


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