Two long-time residents of Valley Street, Karen Simpson, 46, and Avery Evans, 42, were found murdered in their home Friday night.
A relative discovered their bodies and immediately called police at 9:15 p.m., according to Richmond Assistant Police Chief Bob Mott.
No details of autopsies conducted Saturday afternoon at the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort could be released, Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison.
However, he said the victims were “definitely murdered.” The coroner said he couldn’t yet pinpoint the time of their deaths, but said they had been deceased “for a few days.”
Mott said investigators from the police and the coroner’s office were at the scene until early Saturday morning.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious around the 109 Valley Street residence over the past couple of days or has any information about the case should call the police department at 623-1162.
Valley Street runs parallel to the Eastern Bypass in the northeast corner of its intersection with Big Hill Avenue (US 25).