Thursday, January 17 2013 9:36 PM EST2013-01-18 02:36:43 GMT
On Thursday morning, the three men suspected of killing and dismembering a Boone County man appeared in court to answer for murder charges. A detective took the stand and testified that the three suspects,More >>
A Boone County Sheriff's detective said three murder suspects killed and dismembered a suspected drug dealer in order to find and assault other dealers.More >>
Thursday, January 17 2013 6:23 AM EST2013-01-17 11:23:40 GMT
Military records in the nation's capital, obtained by FOX19's investigative team, show that two of the suspects in the murder and dismemberment case in Northern Kentucky received multiple medals for theirMore >>
Military records in the nation's capital, obtained by FOX19's investigative team, show that two of the suspects in the murder and dismemberment case in Northern Kentucky received multiple medals for their service.More >>
Wednesday, January 16 2013 11:27 PM EST2013-01-17 04:27:44 GMT
The Boone County Sheriff's Office have released a preliminary identification of the man who was killed and dismembered in Boone COunty. Officers say the victim is Daniel Delfin, 19, of Walton. OfficersMore >>
The Boone County Sheriff's Office released a preliminary identification of the man who was killed and dismembered in Boone COunty.More >>
Wednesday, January 16 2013 11:50 AM EST2013-01-16 16:50:42 GMT
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says no further searching is planned for the remains of a man who was murdered and dismembered. Three men, Jefferey All, 21, Anthony Baumgartner, 23, and Stephen Harkness,More >>
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says no further searching is planned for the remains of a man who was murdered and dismembered.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
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BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) -
Three Boone County men have been arrested for the kidnapping, torture, murder and dismemberment of a victim who has yet to be identified.
Investigators charged Jefferey Allen, 21, of Verona, Anthony Baumgartner, 23, of Florence, and Stephen Harkness, 22, of Verona with Murder, Kidnapping, Abuse of a corpse, and Tampering with physical evidence.
In the course of an investigation of a missing person, detectives developed information implicating the suspects. The Boone County Sheriff's Office has not released the name of the missing person, but did say it is not Terry Hand, who was reported missing a few days ago.
Police believe the victim is a suspected heroin dealer. Sheriff's spokesman Tom Scheben said the suspects wanted to "rid the world of evil," so they set up a drug deal, then kidnapped the man and killed him.
Detectives were led to an undisclosed location in Verona, where they discovered the torso and some dismembered leg parts of a white man wrapped up and discarded in a field. They also learned the missing body parts had supposedly been disposed of in a dumpster at the Super 8 motel on Dream Street in Florence.
"They decided the guy was an evil and they were going to take care of him," said Scheben.
Scheben said investigators believe the men cut up the body so police would not be able to identify him.
When asked how investigators were led to the suspects, Scheben said he "wasn't prepared to answer that."
The three suspects were arraigned on Tuesday morning and are being held without bond. They have a preliminary hearing scheduled for January 17th.
A team of detectives spent Tuesday at the Rumpke of Kentucky Landfill in Butler, KY, searching for the evidence. Investigators say they have very good reason to believe the other parts of the victim are there.
Rumpke Safety Director Larry Stone said cadaver dogs were unable to search the landfill because of the nature of the decomposing trash and various odors present. Instead, the driver was able to identify the area he dumped the trash picked up from the Super 8 on Friday, and that trash was isolated and combed over by Boone County Detectives.
The man they believe to be the victim had tattoos on his arm which police hope to identify him with. According to Scheben, the coroner plans to use pictures of the victim's clothing and a partial tattoo to get a positive family identification.
In addition, Scheben also said they aren't ruling out other parts of the victim being located in other areas of Northern Kentucky. On Tuesday afternoon, police and cadaver dogs were searching a barn and surrounding area, located on Allen's property in Verona.
Scheben says investigators will re-group on Wednesday morning to decide whether or not to continue searching the landfill.
According to authorities, one of the suspects is a former Marine who was dishonorably discharged. Facebook pages for both Jefferey Allen and Stephen Harkness indicate they were both Marines at one time. None of the suspects have extensive criminal histories. Baumgartner was arrested in 2007 for criminal trespassing and Allen was arrested in 2010 for disorderly conduct in Boone County.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:30 GMT
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life. But their story, and why two swing sets swing empty in the summer wind,More >>
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:54:15 GMT
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening. It was their way of welcoming folks to the new location. "It'sMore >>
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:21:05 GMT
Monday night's accident in on Interstate 64 in Gibson County claimed the life of a young girl and injured several of her family members. Fort Branch General Baptist Church Pastor Steve Akins has beenMore >>
The family's pastor has been at the hospital with the family since the accident Monday night. He tells 14 News the physical scars left by this accident are only the beginning of a long, very traumatic recovery.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:45:09 GMT
A traffic alert for drivers in Spencer County. Officials tells us that an overturned semi has traffic down to one lane on eastbound I-64 at the Dale, IN exit. There's no word as of now on injuries. CrewsMore >>
Around 4:00 p.m., an overturned semi caused traffic delays in the eastbound lanes that lasted for a few hours while crews cleared the site. More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
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