New leads in Hardin County cold case double murder

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - It has been a mystery for nearly 16 years. Who killed two men whose bodies were found in a burning car in Hardin County?

Elizabethtown Police haven't been made arrests for the 1998 double murder. But this cold case could be heating up again.

Travis Mills with Elizabethtown Police Department is the latest detective to look into the November 1998 double homicide.

"Our road units was flagged down by a witness that had observed a car engulfed in flames," said Detective Travis Mills with Elizabethtown Police.

Inside officers found the bodies of Jason Walker, 24 and Joshua West, 23. And autopsy results later showed they were both shot in the head.

"I never thought that it was an accident," said Naomi Alexander, a victim's mother. "I knew immediately that it was a homicide."

Now many years after Joshua West's death, his mother, Naomi Alexander says many things have changed in her life, but one thing remains the same and that's her passion for finding her son's killer.

"I want some kind of resolution, and I want justice for Joshua," said Alexander. "I've been here from the beginning, and I will continue to be here."

Detective Mills is using any avenue possible, like social media, to get new leads. In the past two weeks, he has gotten a few.

"It's going to take people out there to contact us and give us that information, so we can go out and follow up on leads and allow us to do our jobs and solve this," said Detective Mills.

"I hope that there is somebody who has grown up after this many years and that they will come forth with some kind of information," said Alexander.

Today, Joshua West would've been 39 years old and Jason Walker would have been 40.

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