Deaths of two Miller residents declared murder-suicide, identities released

12/01/2022 - Information Released on Death Investigation Near Miller
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is releasing information on the death investigation that occurred just west of Miller on Monday afternoon.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a well being check west of Miller after a call had been received that a person had not been heard from since just before Thanksgiving.

Deputies met with concerned persons at a residence west of Miller and entry was made into the residence where two deceased persons were found.

Investigation by the Sheriff's Office along with results from an autopsy determined that Kaleb Milferd Kingsley, Sr. 55 of Miller, Mo suffered a single gun shot wound to the head while asleep in bed.

The other subject found deceased was a Linda Kennedy, 43, of Chetopa, KS.  Kennedy's cause of death was a self inflicted gunshot wound.

The Sheriff's Office is concluding the investigation and should have the investigation completed within the next few days.

The Sheriff's Office would also like to assure the public that there is no threat to the community as both subjects were acquainted with each other.


Lawrence County Record

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Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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