Pike County Natives Found Murdered in North Carolina

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (WSAZ/WYMT) -- A North Carolina man has been arrested and charged with murdering a Pike County, Ky., native and her son.

Kelly Pruitt, 33, and her son Kevin Hurley, 8, were found dead at their home early Friday morning.

Police in North Wilkesboro arrested 33-year Jason Pardue and charged him with two counts of murder, two counts of first-degree sex offense with a minor under 13 and one count of incest.

The Wilkes County, N.C. Sheriff says Pruitt was stabbed multiple times, and evidence suggests Hurley was suffocated.

The mother and son had been missing for several days before authorities found them dead.

Investigators say Pardue continued to live in the home for days after the two were killed.

Visitation for Pruitt and Hurley is Tuesday night at the Jamboree Church of God of Phelps.

Their funeral will be Thursday afternoon at the church

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