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3 arrested for murder of man found dead along I-64

Police have made three arrests for the murder of a man found along I-64.

A driver spotted Charles Monroe's body on the 127 on ramp onto I-64 in Franklin County Sunday morning.

The Franklin County Sheriff has now arrested three people in three different counties, each charged with one count of murder and robbery.

The Sheriff tells WKYT Joshua Hammond was arrested Sunday in Franklin County. James Simons was arrested in Grant County and David Bruce was arrested in Owen County. Both Simons and Bruce are being brought to the Franklin County Jail.

According to Sheriff Pat Melton, a driver called police around 9 a.m. Sunday after seeing a body on the shoulder of the on ramp of 127 to I-64.

The road was shut down for several hours for the death investigation, and police have now confirmed they are investigating the death as a homicide.

Investigators also say they have several persons of interest in the case.

The coroner says the victim is Charles Monroe, who's in his early 30's and from Frankfort.

The coroner says they are conducting and autopsy and toxicology tests.

We spoke with family on scene who say Monroe leaves behind a wife and a seven-month-old daughter.


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