Man and woman found dead in Beechmont neighborhood
Where the bodies were found and the details being released by LMPD about the homicide.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are investigating a double homicide in the Beechmont neighborhood.
The deaths were originally reported as a double shooting but investigators aren't confirming that the two were killed by gunfire.
Just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, officers were called to the 4800 block of South Third Street near Woodlawn Avenue on reports of a suspicious vehicle.
When officers arrived, LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell says a man and woman were found dead in a blue car parked in the lot of the Community of Christ Church. He said they died of "some sort of trauma," but could not confirm whether they were shot. He did say foul play was suspected.
The victims' identities have not yet been released.
Detectives spent the morning talking to witnesses in the neighborhood. They hope that since the bodies were found right next to an apartment complex that residents may have heard or saw something.
One man we talked to says he didn't recognize the car, and called police.
"The car was pointed so it could go either way in the alley, whichever way was open," said Michael Wiseman. "I had no idea somebody was dead. I didn't talk to them or anything else, it just was set up to look like a robbery."
Neighbors say this used to be a safe area but lately they've seen drugs moving into the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 502-574-LMPD (574-5673).
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