Kentucky State Police Detective B.J. Burton has obtained arrest warrants on two individuals involved in a double murder that happened on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Edward Whitledge, age 29, of Bakersfield, CA, is 6’2” and approximately 188 lbs, with hazel eyes and brown hair. Whitledge has an active arrest warrant for two counts of Murder.
Kayla Spivey, age 28 of Hilham, TN, is 5’4” and is approximately 145 lbs with brown eyes and red hair. Spivey has an active arrest warrant for two counts of Complicity to Commit Murder.
These individuals were last seen driving a black 2009 Nissan Altima with Tennessee license plate # DP68781.
Kentucky State Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating these individuals, who are considered to be armed and dangerous. If anyone has any information regarding their whereabouts KSP requests that you contact Post 15 at 800-222-5555 or your local law enforcement agency, and do not attempt to approach or apprehend.
On September 20, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a residence on White Oak Ridge Road in the Fountain Run community in reference to two deceased males being located inside the residence with apparent gunshot wounds to the head.
The victims are 20 year-old Trevor Cleary of Tompkinsville, KY, and 19 year-old Austin Copas of Fountain Run, KY. Autopsies are scheduled to be performed.
This incident remains under investigation by Detective B.J. Burton. KSP was assisted at the scene by Fountain Run PD, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County EMS, and Monroe County Coroner’s Office.