Victim's father speaks out about triple homicide

By: Gabriel Roxas Email
By: Gabriel Roxas Email

New details are emerging in the case of a triple homicide in Clark County. Three young men were found shot to death in a home on Pine Ridge Road near the Powell County border. The bodies of all three men were found with single gunshot wounds.

Officials have identified the three victims as 23-year-old Clayton Edge, 21-year-old Dustin Browning, and 24-year-old Robert Reese. Monday night Reese's father talked to 27 Newsfirst about the tragedy.

Robbie Reese's death is something his parents never thought they'd have to live to see. "I just don't understand it," Robbie's father Carl Reese said, "He was never supposed to leave before me. I was supposed to go before him. I just don't understand why. I just don't understand."

So many unanswered questions remain about the deaths of the three young men found Sunday night at a home in rural Clark County. For Carl Reese that uncertainty continues to plague him as it has since he started looking for his son Sunday afternoon. "I told my wife, I said, I know there's something wrong because I could just feel it in my stomach. I don't know, I just felt it."

Like many of the victims' loved ones, Carl Reese waited overnight outside the house where the bodies were found. "They said all three of them had been shot in the head, just like point blank I guess. Somebody come in on them, and the way they talked there wasn't no struggle or nothing," Carl Reese told 27 Newsfirst, "They was asleep I guess, and somebody just come in and stuck a gun to their head and just shot them, shot all three of them. I don't know."

Robbie's family tells us one of his passions was working on diesel trucks, like his prized Dodge that now sits idle in his parents' driveway. "He wouldn't drive a gasoline truck," Carl Reese said, "If it wasn't a diesel, he'd walk first. He was a diesel boy. That's what all the people called him."

Just one of many memories Reese's family hopes stays in the hearts of those who knew him best. "He was a good boy. You could ask him to do anything for you and he'd help you. I know a lot of people know that. I'm not the only one who knows it," Carl Reese said, "A lot of people can tell you that. He was a good worker. He had a good heart. That's about all I can say. I just loved him so much. He was my life."

So far, police have listed no motive for the crimes and have named no suspects in the case.


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