BRANDENBURG, KY (WAVE) – Three people found dead inside a Meade County home have been identified by Kentucky State Police.
According to KSP, Ellen Cain, 42, her live-in boyfriend Warren Earl Tripp, 50, and Cain's 13 year old son all died of gunshot wounds. Neighbors identified the boy as Tucker Wimpee.
Trooper Jeff Gregory said the bodies were discovered around 8 a.m. Friday at a home in the 300 block of Otterview Court in Brandenburg. The call that brought deputies to the home was made to Meade County 911 to check on the welfare of the residents there.
State police estimate the deaths occurred around 7 a.m. Gregory said the shootings are being treated as a death investigation and that KSP is not looking for any suspects.
Tucker Wimpee was the son of Meade County Sheriff's Deputy Phil Wimpee, a resource officer at Meade County High School. He is not involved. Court documents reveal a contentious history between Tripp and Phil Wimpee. In 2006, Tripp was charged with menacing. He was ordered to stay at least 500 feet from Wimpee and to not be present during the exchange of children for visitation.
The bodies of the three victims have been brought to Louisville for autopsy at the State Medical Examiner's Office.
A relative of Phillip Wimpee asks the public to send donations in lieu of flowers to the Hager Funeral Home at 633 Bland St, Brandenburg, KY, 40108. Family members said Tucker's sister is financially responsible for burying their mother.
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