Whitley murder victim identified; two charged with murder

Published: Jul. 23, 2017 at 11:05 PM EDT
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Two people are behind bars following a murder in Whitley County.

Chris Lowe and Lori Mattie were arrested Monday morning.

Kentucky State Police officers say they were called about a woman lying in the middle of Mud Creek Road unresponsive. Troopers followed a trail of blood to a home where they found Michelle Marlow dead.

Lowe and Mattie were found in the home with blood on them. Lowe also had an injured hand. Neither could explain to police why they had blood on them.

Police say witnesses saw the two hitting a woman with a stick and Lowe dragging her out of the street.

Mattie is charged with murder. Lowe is charged with murder and tampering with evidence.

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