3 deaths in Ky. house fire ruled homicides

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:56 PM

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ROARING SPRING, Ky. (AP) -- The deaths of two teenage girls and their younger brother, discovered after authorities responded to a house fire in rural Kentucky, were homicides, police said Friday.

State police spokesman Dean Patterson identified the victims as Kayla Williams, 17, Kortney Frensley, 14, and Ethan Frensley, 5. A fourth person at the home was injured in the fire but has not been identified.

Patterson declined to say whether investigators have any suspects.

"We're following every lead we have," he said.

Kentucky State Police on Friday asked military police at the nearby Fort Campbell Army post to help collect evidence from the scene, Patterson said in a news release. The state fire marshal's office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also working on the investigation, which is expected to continue Saturday, the news release said.

Police and firefighters responded Wednesday night to the home in Roaring Spring, near the sprawling military post on the Tennessee border.

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