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Murder And HI

Posted: December 2, 2013 in Home Invasion Stories, Murder and HI

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. – The three victims shot during a crime spree in Black Forest Saturday morning were identified Sunday night.

Two of the three died in the shootings and the third is recovering from his wounds, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Terry Lankford, 51, was found shot to death in her home in the 6000 block of Burrows Road. She was identified as the suspect’s wife, by a family member who talked to The Denver Post. Carol Fowler, also 51, was found shot to death in her home in the 11000 block of Timber Lane Court and her husband, Thomas Fowler, 52, was found shot at that same location.

El Paso County deputies said two people were shot and two homes burglarized on Timber Lane Court around 8:30 Saturday morning. Investigators said the suspect stole a neighbor’s red van and took off following the shootings.

The Sheriff’s office took 46-year-old Kenneth Foy Lankford into custody shortly after 7:30 a.m. Sunday in connection with the shootings. He was originally described as a “person of interest” in the case.

Lankford was arrested and booked into the El Paso County jail on two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of first-degree assault. He is being held without bond.

A motive for the slayings hasn’t been released.

According to the Gazette, family members posted on Facebook about the shooting. In one, Carol Fowler’s sister-in-law said that Thomas Fowler had been shot in the face and stated Carol Fowler had died from gunshot wounds.

Lankford has an extensive criminal history and was out on bond on a drug charge. On Oct. 17, he was cited with owning a dangerous dog that caused injury or death.

Neighbors who live on Burrows Road told 7NEWS Lankford looks like the man who recently moved into the home where the second shooting occurred.

“Well it could be him. The closest I’ve seen him is that driveway when he was chasing that dog,” said a neighbor who lives nearby.

Lankford’s last known address was off Shoup Road, but that home burned in the Black Forest Fire. Neighbors said he occasionally stayed in a tent on the property.


Murder and HI

Posted: November 17, 2013 in Home Invasion Stories, Murder and HI

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) –
A man and woman are in the hospital after being attacked and stabbed in a York County home early Sunday morning, and now police say a body found in the Susquehanna River hours later is connected to the home invasion.

West York Borough Police were dispatched to the first block of North Highland Avenue where they found a 25-year-old woman and 28-year-old man. Both had been stabbed multiple times by a man wearing a Halloween mask.

Hours later, police in Lancaster County found a body inside a car submerged in the Susquehanna River near Columbia Park. West York police have since identified the deceased as 28-year-old Garrell Tyler.

Investigators said Tyler was married to the woman he attacked. According to court records, the victim had a protection from abuse order against Tyler because of an attack in early October. In that case, he’d been charged with assault and harassment, and was released on $5,000 bail.

The victims remain in York Hospital where they are being treated for severe injuries and loss of blood. They were last listed in “stable” condition.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tyler Monday. Police released no further details about how he died.