Crime

3 men found dead in Barren; 2 arrested

Two men were arrested after three men were found dead in a Barren County field, Kentucky State Police said.

Miguel A. Velazquez, 20, was charged with three counts of murder, and Marcos Bautista, 18, was charged with complicity to murder. Both were taken to the Barren County jail.

Hunters found the three men's bodies in a field off Happy Valley Road a few miles from Cave City. The dead men have not been identified, police said.

Police located seasonal farm workers who had recently vacated a nearby home and identified Velazquez and Bautista as suspects. Police found one of the suspects in Cave City and one in Allen County.

Velazquez also was charged with tampering with physical evidence. Bautista was charged with tampering and possession of marijuana.

Autopsies were scheduled Monday in Louisville.

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