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Three-year-old Murder Case Could Finally See An Indictment

A three year old unsolved murder case in Leslie county could be presented to the next grand jury.

Three years ago on Tuesday, 25 year old Chris Sturgill, his wife, 21 year old Amanda and their three sons, Michael, Robert and Jordan were found dead in their home in the Roark community after it was burned.

Family members have been searching for answers since 2004 and police say the suspect they've had for two years, may finally be indicted for the murders.

"He took the most precious things in life away from us," says Linda Smith.
Linda smith returns to the charred remains of the home where her son, daughter-in-law and three grandsons were murdered in 2004 marking it with another reminder of the lives she misses sharing everyday...and knowing that their killer is still free.

"I'm so angry inside," says Smith. "Because the person or persons are out here walking around, they took my family and they're walking around."
Desperate for answers, family members put up posters in post offices and restaurants, reminding the community of the lives they lost.
For the last two years, Kentucky State Police have told us they have one main suspect but that person has never been publicly named or arrested for the murders.

"We want everything to be prepared, be on the books and we want the grand jury to understand what we got." says Tony Watts of KSP. "Because we want an indictment on this person of interest."
Police have told us Chris Sturgill was shot with a bow and arrow. It's details of the cruelty of this crime that make his mother anticipate an arrest even more.

"Can you imagine how you would feel if you knew at any moment you could pop around a curve and see these people?" she says.

Police say justice is on the way soon; the case is expected to be presented to the grand jury in March.
If you have any information about the murders of the Sturgill family, you can call state police toll free at 1-800-222-5555.


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