Police Search For Leads In Shooting Case

By: Jeff Gould Email
By: Jeff Gould Email

It's been one week since police found eastern Kentucky Preacher Marion Estep barely alive in his car.

He died a few hours later and police still don't have a suspect in the shooting.

Police are trying some new methods to find clues.

Since police found Marion Estep shot inside his car last Thursday afternoon, they've come up nearly empty handed looking for leads.

Now they're questioning drivers that might have been in the area when they believe Estep was shot. This is being done in hopes that even the smallest piece of information might lead them to a suspect.

It was one week ago...that police found Preacher Marion Estep inside his car near exit 56 on the Hal Rogers parkway, shot several times by what police say was his own gun.

Estep died later that night and now one week later police are struggling to turn any major leads.

Just after three in the afternoon, police waited along the roadway during the same time period that they think the shooting occurred last week, hoping to speak to drivers that might have seen something.

Though police waited for more than an hour with no results, they were able to speak with at least one driver who might have seen something. Chief Deputy Eversole says, the tip makes it all worth it, “Just because you call and say someone was here, that doesn't make them a suspect but it's someone we can talk to and maybe they can shed some light on the whole ordeal.”

Police were hoping to set up a mandatory checkpoint, but wet roads prevented them from doing so.

However, they are still asking for your help.

If you saw anyone walking in the vicinity of Exit 56 of the Hal Rogers Parkway last Thursday between 3:30 and 4:30, or saw Estep's four-dour Chrysler, you're asked to contact police as soon as possible.


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  • by jennifer Location: scottsburg on Jan 20, 2008 at 10:04 PM
    like the person from minnesota said i believe with all my heart that marion knew this person and knew him well maybe they need to start looking a little closer to the people he knew this case can not go unsolved to me it should be on the top of the list
  • by jimbob Location: Minnesota on Jan 18, 2008 at 12:47 PM
    First I don't remember a motive being released and that is because I am sure the Police are keeping some things out of the media. The vehicle was not stolen and if Mr. Estep was not robbed that makes this crime even more ominous. I think it is smart to look locally for the killer and I don't think you can elimate the possibility that Mr. Estep knew the killer. In reality all scenarios are open to investigation. I honestly believe this is a solvable case and I feel for the family but patience is a must. Sure crimes do go unsolved and I hope this one does not. Bottom line is the Police are capable and I have heard nothing but good about the KSP. They seem to have it together in that agency for the most part. Have faith, Jim.
  • by curious Location: Hazard on Jan 18, 2008 at 06:38 AM
    Has the police ever thought to question people who live in the Briar Fork and Little Willard communities or know people who live there. Very easily to walk up on the bridge and disappear. Also they let a little rain stop the investigation. This will be just like the robbery that happened several years ago at what use to be Ralph's Shell Mart, a report was filed and nothing was ever done. These people are free to hurt more innocent people and their families. This is so sad, we have no law and these people know it. They wear their uniforms, burn our tax dollars out the tail pipes and do nothing to earn their pay. I know Marion and if they wanted anything he had, they just had to ask, he would have given it with a free heart.
  • by jennifer Location: indiana on Jan 17, 2008 at 07:23 PM
    marion is my grandfather please if anybody out there nows anything please let the cops know i cant have any closure in this until i find out something stuff just keeps going through my mind trying to put this together if the person that done this is reading this please come forward what was the reason behind this please somebody tell us something to help

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