Leslie Duncan, 49, was arrested Thursday and charged with tampering with physical evidence.
New Life Massage Parlor, Oak Grove, Ky. - 1994
21-year-old Candida Belt
18-year-old Gloria Ross
OAK GROVE, Ky. -
Police have made an arrest in the unsolved 1994 slayings of two women at a southern Kentucky massage parlor, and the man in custody is a former Oak Grove police officer who was involved in the investigation.
Kentucky State Police said 49-year-old Leslie Duncan was arrested Thursday and charged with tampering with physical evidence.
State Trooper Stu Recke said Friday that Duncan was the lead investigator for Oak Grove police in the grisly case.
Recke called the arrest the first big step toward solving the murders, which happened at the New Life Massage Parlor in Oak Grove, 15 minutes north of Clarksville, just over the Tennessee state line.
The victims were 21-year-old Candida Belt and 18-year-old Gloria Ross.
They were found shot and stabbed.
The two murders shook up the small town, especially when Duncan told reporters in TV interviews the women likely knew their murderer.
"The way their security is with them being a private club and stuff they'd have to basically know the person," he previously said.
With few leads on the women's murders, the Kentucky State Police took over the cold case in 2006.
Authorities did not immediately say what information led to Duncan's recent arrest.
He is being held in the Christian County jail on a $50,000 bond.