Duncan Gloria Ross and Candida Belt
The former Oak Grove Police detective accused of tampering with evidence at the scene of a double murder 18 years ago has been indicted by the Christian County Grand Jury.
Indicted on tampering with evidence charges was 49-year old Leslie Duncan of Central City.
Duncan was one of the first officers on the scene September 20th, 1994, when the bodies of 22-year old Candida Belt and 18-year old Gloria Ross were discovered at the New Life Massage Parlor in Oak Grove, which also served as a brothel. The two victims had been shot and stabbed several times.
Multiple people had been questioned in connection with the crime in the months and years following the double-murder, but the investigation always came back to Duncan and former Oak Grove Officer Ed Carter.
Kentucky State Police Sgt. Jason Newby had been investigating the incident again this summer and arrested Duncan in July.
Parlor owner Tammy Papler told Oak Grove City Council in 1997 that police knew she was operating a house of prostitution and that she paid Officer Carter to keep it covered up. He contended he worked nights there as a janitor.
The case was once featured on the national TV program “Unsolved Mysteries.”
In other action, the Grand Jury indicted 20-year old Karoneka Leavell of North Fowler Avenue on theft charges for allegedly allowing two females to walk through her checkout line at K-Mart without paying for merchandise.
The total value of the stolen merchandise came to 94-hundred dollars over a period of time, according to the arrest card from June 24th.