(EDMONTON, Ky.) -- Police who had issued an Amber Alert for two missing Kentucky children found the pair and charged one of them Wednesday with the murder of his legal guardians.
Christopher Endicott, 15, was charged with murder after the guardians, Gary and Barbara Holloway, were found dead in their south-central Kentucky home, state police said.
The children were the subject of an Amber Alert Tuesday as authorities searched for Endicott and Kyra Shockley, 12, who had been reported missing by her parents earlier in the day. Police released Shockley to a parent.
A visiting family member found the Holloways dead in their Edmonton, Ky., home early Tuesday afternoon. No one else was in the house and the couple's car was missing, police said.
Hours later, a firefighter found Endicott and Shockley in the missing Chevy on a highway more than 20 miles away from the Holloways' home. Endicott drove the car off the road and through a fence, leading authorities on a brief car chase. He and Shockley then fled from the car and were caught by police after a short foot chase, according to a statement from Kentucky police.
In addition to the murder charge, the 15-year-old has been charged with fleeing and evading police, wanton endangerment and reckless driving without a driver's license.
B.J. Burton, the lead detective on the case, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the killings may have been part of a plan for Endicott to run off with his girlfriend.
The cause of deaths wasn't specified by police. Autopsies are underway.
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