Man wanted in murder of child's mother, 2 others, caught in Fla.

Man in custody for triple murders in PRP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - The man who Louisville Metro Police Detectives said was responsible for killing his child's mother and two other people was captured in Florida several hours after the bodies were discovered.

Christopher Olivo is charged with three counts of murder and tampering with evidence. 

He was captured by deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Violent Crime Task Force just before 10:15 Friday night.

The three bodies were found in the home on Venango Drive earlier Friday afternoon.

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Police said one of the female victims is the mother of Olivo's 2-year-old daughter. 

The coroner's office said Catherine Miles, 24, Mike Miles, 27 and Geneva Miles, 39, were found shot to death.

"They were good people," Keith Harris, a friend of the family, said. "They were outgoing. They always had a good attitude. They'd always make you laugh."

In an emailed statement Saturday morning, LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley said Olivo ran from the home with his daughter. The girl was found safe in Florida when Olivo was arrested. The child is with relatives, Smiley said.

Two other young children were found in the Venango Dr. home in Louisville. They are also safe and staying with relatives. 

Smiley did not release any additional information on Olivo's capture and said a news conference was planned for Monday, Jan. 15.

Neighbors who live nearby say they were shocked to learn about something like this happening in what they say is a quiet area.

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"I didn't know them, the people, very well," a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous said. "They were very nice. They always waved. Knowing that there were all these adults around here and there were children in there by themselves and none of us knew to help them, it makes me very sad."

"They were just going on about their life and going to work and raising kids," the neighbor said. "And all of a sudden, they don't have that anymore."

 

i-Team Investigator Derrick Rose can be reached at (502) 582-7232 and dnrose@whas11.com. Follow him on Twitter: @WHAS11DRose.

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