LARUE COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Larue County couple is dead after they were found hand-in-hand pinned beneath their car.
Their tragic death has rocked their small community.
According to reports, the couple's adult son found the two Tuesday night at their home on Munfordville Road.
Officials said they believe the car fell on John Muir while he was working on it and then fell on his wife, Chong, after she used a jack to lift the car off of him. They said the couple was likely there for hours before they were found.
"Very tragic, very very tragic. They were good people," neighbor John Hardesty said.
Neighbors along Munfordville Road said they have nothing but kind words and wonderful memories of the Muirs.
"He had a bad time with sugar and she was probably the hardest working woman I ever met. She was just unbelievable. Very hard working," Hardesty said.
The two were discovered by their son, Danny, late Tuesday evening, still holding hands.
"I talked with him this morning and he was so distraught, that they shouldn't have been working on his car. He said he would have taken care of it. It's just really bothering him but they were just being parents and trying to save him some money," Sheriff Merle Edlin said.
Danny had just moved from Arizona back to Kentucky to care for his aging parents.
In 2000, the couple lost their oldest son in a car accident.
Funeral arrangements for the Muirs are pending.