Subjects of AMBER Alert found, guardians of teen found murdered

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

EDMONTON, KY (WAVE) - An AMBER alert issued for two juveniles Tuesday afternoon was canceled around 11 p.m. after they were found unharmed in a vehicle belonging to the guardians of a 15-year-old boy.

According to a news release from Kentucky State Police, 12-year-old Kyra Shockley was reported missing by her parents around 4 a.m. central time and her parents believed she was with Endicott.

The search for the missing juveniles led police to the home of Endicott's legal guardians, 50-year-old Gary Holloway and 51-year-old Barbara Holloway, in the 200 block of Jimmy Hubbard Road, about six miles east of Edmonton.

Police made repeated trips to the residence but were unable to make contact with the couple or the juveniles. Sometime between the hours of 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. CST a family member of the Holloways entered their residence and discovered that both were dead and no one else was in the residence.

The couple's vehicle, a 1997 Chevy Lumina was also missing. The Amber alert was issued around 6 p.m. central time.

Just after 9:30 p.m. central time KSP received information from a local firefighter that he was behind the missing Chevy Lumina. KSP units responded to KY 0090 and made a traffic stop three miles into Barren County.

Both juveniles were found in the vehicle with no other passengers and in good physical condition. Both were taken into custody for questioning.

Autopsies have been scheduled with the State Medical Examiner's office for the Holloways and a preliminary autopsy report is pending.

KSP issued the AMBER Alert because they were not sure if the children may have been involved in the deaths or were in danger because of the double homicide.

According to police, the slain couple, now identified as Gary and Barbara Holloway, have been Endicott's legal guardians since January.

Trooper William Gregory, public affairs officer for the KSP Columbia post, said both children are in protective custody.


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