Two Murders Only Three Days Apart

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

Two Leslie County murders, just three days apart, have police trying to answer the question -- are they related?

Police are relying on people who live nearby to help solve the two crimes.

21-year-old Chad Muncy's mother found him stabbed to death in a mobile home Tuesday. That was less than 72 hours after police found 66-year-old Kelly Johnson dead of a single gunshot. The crimes happened about 25 miles apart.

"Given the geographic nature, the fact that they're in the same county, within such a short time frame, just a couple days of each other, certainly raises questions as to whether they may be related or not," said Captain Scott Miller with Kentucky State Police.

Police say they do not know whether the victims knew each other, or why anyone would harm either one.

"You know, I think stuff like this happens all the time but you never think it's going to happen at your back door, you know," said Jason Bowling.

It makes you sit up and take notice, to keep your doors locked, to be on the lookout," said Shirley McIntosh.

On the lookout for what, neighbors are not sure. But police say people who live in the small areas of Mozelle and Elkhorn may provide the most important clues.

"It's the people out there that have seen something, that they didn't really think it was anything at the time, but they go back and realize that it may have been, that's the kind of stuff that sometimes leads to a break in these cases," added Captain Miller.

No matter whether Muncy and Johnson share the same killer, their families want justice for each.

If you have any information that can help police in either case, call Kentucky State Police in Hazard at 606-435-6069.

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  • by ss Location: jacks creek on Apr 25, 2009 at 10:32 PM
    There are to many murders left unsolved in this region, two muders, one being a family of five have gone unsloved on jAcks creek at Roark. I think it is so sad that so many people are murdered and no one ever is arrested.
  • by MG on Apr 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM
    Smaller counties have fewer major incidents like this but when it happens they always seem to hurt more. The police forces in these areas just don't have the manpower and equipment, that the bigger cities, at their disposal. A neighbor of mine was killed in 2002 also, and luckily they finally have arrested suspects, but I never thought they were going to catch anyone because of how rural it is in my hometown.
  • by Melinda Location: Leslie County on Apr 22, 2009 at 09:05 PM
    Yes it keeps you wondering. And I went to school with Chad and he was a very nice guy and I cannot believe that this has happened to him.. This is a sad moment and my thoughts and prayers goes out to his family..
  • by Jamie Location: Pike on Apr 22, 2009 at 04:31 PM
    My brother was murdered in 2002 and the police havent done crap here. Due to certain people involved the detective that originally had the case was forced to sit on information in this case as well as two others until he had a nervous breakdown and quit the police force. I pray that the idiots that did this die in a miserable painful fashion or that the state puts them to death. Even though the latter would be too easy.losing someone to a murder is hard enough but not knowing who or why is sooo much more painful and it never goes away.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2009 at 02:49 PM


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