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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