Prominent Perry County developer Roy Campbell, 81, and his wife, Wanda, 79, were found dead in their home on Friday night.
Kentucky State Police said the couple died of apparent gunshot wounds but declined to release when they believe the pair were killed.
Family members alerted authorities when they couldn’t reach the Campbells at their home in the Brownsfork community. Perry County sheriff’s deputies called in state police about 8:55 p.m. after the bodies were found.
The investigation is being treated as a homicide, according to state police. The bodies have been sent to the state medical examiner’s office for autopsies.
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No arrests had been made as of Saturday night.
Roy Campbell, a former coal operator, was a familiar name in Eastern Kentucky, as he donated land for the local hospital and to the city of Hazard.
He developed the Hazard Village Shopping Center and also residential areas.