Family of 4 found shot to death in Kentucky; police believe it was triple murder, suicide

Monday, October 30th 2006, 10:08 pm
By: News On 6

FRENCHBURGH, Ky. (AP) A father shot and killed his wife and two children in their eastern Kentucky home, then committed suicide, state police said Monday. A neighbor peering through the window discovered the bodies.

Bryan Purvis, 34; Jeanie Christina Purvis, 29; their 11-year-old son, Bryan; and 8-year-old daughter, Jennifer, were found Sunday evening, police said. All died of gunshot wounds, Capt. Keith Craycraft said.

The family had lived elsewhere in Menifee County but just recently moved into the house where the shootings occurred, state police Sgt. Robert Conn said. He said police had not determined a motive.

``We never responded there for any domestic violence or anything,'' Conn said.

The father worked for a landscaping business, and his wife worked with the elderly, Conn said.

Autopsies were to be performed Monday, but police didn't immediately release the results.

Frenchburg is in Menifee County, about 47 miles east of Lexington.