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Detectives still have 'holes to fill' at Dawson Springs

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HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) - Two men are arrested following the death investigation of a Hopkins County couple.

Authorities say 23-year-old Dustin McKinney of Paducah is charged with robbery and the murders of Lynn and Mary Anne Moore.

The couple's bodies were found in their home in Dawson Springs last month.

The couple's nephew, 40-year-old Eddie Goodnight also of Paducah, is charged with burglary.

Justin McKinney has already been booked here at the Hopkins County Jail and officials say Eddie Joe Goodnight will be brought here next week from Minnesota.

Investigators say hundreds of investigative hours and the work of law enforcement agencies from multiple states brought these two in.

"Two death investigations at the Moore residence in Dawson Springs is actually two homicides, robbery. Murder, robbery," Sheriff Frank Latham said.

On October 30, Mary and Lynn more were found dead in their Dawson Springs home.

An autopsy determined that Lynn died from a gunshot wound and that Mary died from other injuries.

After a three week investigation, two suspects are in custody.

"As soon as we started developing some people of interest, it started taking us in to a lot of different counties in western Kentucky, mainly McCracken County."

Dustin McKinney was brought to the Hopkins County Jail from Graves County, Kentucky Friday afternoon.

Investigators say the other suspect, Eddie Joe Goodnight is the nephew of one of the victims, Mary Moore.

Goodnight is being held in a Minnesota jail on a previous arrest warrant for burglary in Colorado.

Goodnight has another warrant for burglary in Florida.

"Eddie Goodnight hasn't been spending most of his time in Minnesota, he has been in Paducah," detective Matt Sanderson said. "And he traveled that direction after the fact."

Investigators say McKinney and Goodnight are acquaintances, and that a motive for the murders is unknown at this time.

"We still have plenty of holes to fill," Sanderson said.

Sheriff Frank Latham says there is a window of when those murders actually took place.

"October 28, which was Wednesday evening, was the last contact they had made with anyone," Latham said. "And the days the bodies were found were actually 1:00 p.m. Two days later on Friday."

Officials would not comment on what weapons were found at the scene.

The investigation is still on going, and investigators are looking for anyone else who might have been a part of these murders.

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