Authorities have charged a man with killing his parents, his sister and an acquaintance nearly a week after the four were found shot to death in southwestern Kentucky.
Ryan Champion, 36, was arrested and charged with four counts of capital murder and one count of capital kidnapping, Kentucky State Police Sgt. Dean Patterson said. The suspect was being held in the Christian County Detention Center.
The victims included the suspect's parents, Lindsey Champion, 62, and Joy Champion, 60; and his 31-year-old sister, Emily Champion. They were found dead along with 22-year-old Vito Riservato, identified as an acquaintance of Ryan Champion.
Patterson declined to discuss a possible motive and provided few details about the slayings.
"We collected a tremendous amount of evidence from the crime scene," he said. "As things started to come together, we finally developed enough probable cause to make the charge today."
The victims were found "in and around" the parents' home in Cadiz, state police said. Autopsies showed all four died of gunshot wounds.
After the shootings last Sunday, Ryan Champion went to a relative's house across the street and asked a family member to contact authorities, Patterson said. He said the relative did not want to be identified.