Above, the home of Kevin and Sarah Hendrix, at 1212 Forest Circle Drive in Corbin, is encircled by police tape Saturday evening. Police are investigating a possible triple homicide at the residence.
UPDATE: Police have identified the three people found dead at 1212 Forest Circle Drive in Corbin as Kevin Hendrix, his wife Dr. Sarah Hendrix and their daughter Grace.
Authorities are investigating the deaths as homicides. The couple’s son, Jason, was killed earlier Saturday mornng following a pursuit and shootout with police near Baltimore, MD. He injured one officer and was fatally wounded by return fire.
Police are currently investigating “multiple” death’s 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 5:00 p.m. Saturday. Authorities are focusing their investigation on 1212 Forest Circle Drive. The last name on the mailbox at the address has the name “Hendrix.” A resident in the area indentified the homeowners as Kevin and Sarah Hendrix, and added that the couple has at least two children and had lived at the residence for about five or six years.
Neighbors say the couple’s son hasn’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 three bodies in the home when they arrived. He said the discovery is being investigated as triple homicide.
Rob Jones, Public Information Officer with the Corbin Police Department, said his department was contacted by Baltimore County Police at about 4:00 p.m. Saturday. That contact led to officers going to the home where they made the gruesome discovery.
Sources tell the News Journal that the investigation may be linked to a deadly shootout that happened in Baltimore, MD Saturday morning. The shooter, a middle-aged man, fired on police during a pursuit and was killed. He was driving a vehicle registered in Kentucky.
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.”