LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two people have been charged with kidnapping and murder after police say they found a body inside the back seat of a car in Hardin County.


According to arrest reports, the victim, identified only as a Hispanic male, was found in the car in the 2100 block of Gilead Church Road in Glendale on Saturday, with a visible gunshot wound to the head. Police say the car was parked on an abandoned property that used to be a children's home.

"It was a citizen that lives in Glendale, Kentucky that noticed the suspicious car on the property that they hadn't seen very often," Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory said about the person who called the authorities.

Gregory says a murder investigation ensued, and tips led them to two suspects. 24-year-old Octavio Correa and his girlfriend, 31-year-old Tiffany Hodges were arrested Sunday. 

Police say Correa and Hodges kidnapped the victim from his Munfordville home and drove to Glendale in his car. An arrest report says the suspects bound  the victim and wrapped him in a blanket. Police say Hodges saw Correa shoot the victim in the head. Gregory was not able to say how long the victim's body was in the car.

Correa is charged with murder, kidnapping and theft. Hodges is charged with complicity to murder, kidnapping and theft. A not guilty plea was automatically entered after they appeared before the judge. 

Gregory says the victim's name hasn't been released because his family has not been notified.

Police say the suspects and victim are from Munfordville, but their connection and a motive for the killing remains unclear.

"At this time we do not know, it's still under investigation, that's something we're looking into that's still ongoing," Gregory said.

Correa and Hodges are being held in the Hardin County jail on a $1 million cash bond. They're due back in court on July 30. 


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