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KSP: Man charged with killing family in Trigg County

Ryan Lindsey Champion (Source: Christian County Jail) Ryan Lindsey Champion (Source: Christian County Jail)
Lindsey Champion, Joy Chamion & Emily Champion (Source: Goodwin Funeral Home) Lindsey Champion, Joy Chamion & Emily Champion (Source: Goodwin Funeral Home)
Scene of the deaths (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Scene of the deaths (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
TRIGG COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Kentucky State Police say detectives have charged 36-year-old Ryan Champion with the deaths of his mother, father, and sister after a shooting in Trigg County, Kentucky. He is also charged with the death of Vito Riservato.

His bond was set at $1 million.

The Kentucky State Police say they have been actively investigating the murders of Joy Champion, Lindsey Champion, Emily Champion and Vito Riservato.

All four were found at the Champion's residence in Cadiz, Kentucky on October 26.

Trooper Jay Thomas said on Sunday that Riservato was not related to the family.

"This is a pretty gruesome crime," Thomas said. "For something like this to happen. To have multiple murders at one location."

Since that time, investigators have been gathering evidence and speaking to a number of people resulting in enough probable cause for an arrest warrant.

State Police have formally charged Ryan Champion four counts of capital murder and one count of capital kidnapping.

Champion is currently being processed at the Christian County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Kentucky State Police has been assisted by Cadiz Police Department, Trigg County Sheriff's Office, Christian County Sheriff's Office and Hopkinsville Police Department.

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