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A manhunt is underway for a Kentucky teenager accused of killing his mother and sister after police said he escaped incarceration on Sunday afternoon.
Luke Craig, 16, escaped from the Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center Sunday around 3:45 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement from the Kentucky State Police.
“The juvenile is considered dangerous and a threat to public safety,” authorities said, adding that the public “should not approach” the teenager if he’s spotted.
Craig was arrested in September for allegedly killing his 33-year-old mother, Tefani Noe, and his 12-year-old sister, Brooke Goggin, according to The Kentucky Herald-Leader.
Both were found dead in the family’s Lawrenceburg home on September 24 around 9:30 p.m., according to court records obtained by the outlet.
The county coroner told The Anderson News that both had died from gunshot wounds.
Before his arrest, Craig led law enforcement on a chase spanning three Kentucky counties before he was eventually stopped and apprehended, WKYT reports. Authorities are now urging anyone who may come in contact with the teen while he’s on the run to use extreme caution.
“We are asking the public that if they see the juvenile, please not to approach him but immediately call 911,” Lexington Police Sgt. Donnell Gordon said
On Monday, Oxygen.com reached out to the Kentucky State Police for more details about the double murder but did not receive an immediate response.
Before her death, Goggin had been a seventh-grader at Anderson Middle School, where she was active in band and archery, according to her obituary.
Noe had been a member of the Gardenside Baptist Church and had worked as a senior integrity analyst for Humana, her obituary states. Noe had been working toward her Master’s degree from the University of St. Louis when she died. In her free time, she loved fishing, riding motorcycles with her dad and participating in truck clubs, her family said.
Police said Craig was last seen wearing a green jumpsuit and black sneakers. He is described as weighing approximately 130 pounds and being 5’5” tall. If anyone has information about his current whereabouts, they are urged to contact the Kentucky State Police or (800) 222-5555 or call 911.
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