By Dean Manning
For the Mountain Advocate
Police are currently investigating “multiple” deaths at a residence in Corbin, but officials have released little information about how they think the individuals may have died.
According to Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley, the death investigation began sometime around 5 p.m. Saturday.
Neighbors say the couple’s son hadn’t been at school for several days.
“At this point, it’s multiple deaths,” Croley said. “There’s too much going on right now to say much more. That’s really all I know.”
Corbin Police Chief David Campbell said investigators found the three bodies in the home when they arrived. He said the discovery is being investigated as a triple homicide.
Rob Jones, Public Information Officer with the Corbin Police Department, said his department was contacted by Baltimore County Police at about 4 p.m. Saturday. That contact led to officers going to the home where they made the gruesome discovery.
The three murder victims have been identified as Kevin Hendrix, Dr. Sarah Hendrix and their daughter Grace. The couple’s son, Jason, was killed earlier Saturday morning following a pursuit and shootout with police near Baltimore, MD. He injured one officer and was fatally wounded by return fire.
Sarah Hendrix was a professor at Union College in Barbourville. The school’s official Facebook page acknowledged her death, along with that of her husband and daughter.
“The Union College community is heartbroken by the tragic deaths of Dr. Sarah Hendrix, her husband Kevin, and their daughter Grace. We have lost a member of our family, a wonderful educator, colleague and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hendrix family at this time.”