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Police investigating dragging death of Kentucky man

Monday, May 05, 2014 - 00:55

May 5 - Police are investigating the death of a man who was dragged behind a car along a Kentucky road for a mile and a half, and arrest a local man for his murder and abuse of a corpse. Mana Rabiee reports.

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The crime scene along this Kentucky road near Lexington was unsettling. Police in the town of Versailles say a man's body was found by a motorist on Sunday. Authorities followed a trail of blood that led from the body up the road a mile and half to another man's home. That's where they think the dead man was dragged from by a car. UNIDENTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL SAYING: "Made a determination based on evidence found outside the residence, and made the determination that this evidence could very well be connected to the body that was found and we had reason to believe there was someone inside." SWAT teams were called in and, after a three-hour standoff, fifty-six year-old Vernon Saunders came out and was arrested. Saunders is charged with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Police now know the victim was his own brother, 51-year-old Timothy Saunders. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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Police investigating dragging death of Kentucky man

Monday, May 05, 2014 - 00:55