Police in Kentucky hunt for 33-year-old woman after remains believed to belong to a 30-year-old Pike County man, are found in the backseat of a burned out car
A manhunt is underway for Krystle Williams in connection with a burnt out car containing human remains found in Robinson Creek on July 3
Two additional suspects Eric DeLeon and Enos Little were already in custody, Pikeville police say
The remains are believed to the those of Wesley Hook, 30, who went missing from Pike County on June 10
The car the remains were found in was owned by Hook’s father
The murder of Wesley Hook, police believe, took place in the Alpike Motel in Ivel, Kentucky last month
The remains were then moved from the motel and the car was set alight elsewhere
The three suspects all knew Hook – Eric DeLeon’s name had been linked with Hook since his disappearance last month
Enos Little was arrested on July 3, the same day the car was found, on drug trafficking charges. Eric DeLeon who was also arrested on Friday allegedly, admitted to police that he burned the car
No murder charges have been filed, pending identification, but authorities believe all three suspects would be charged with homicide once further evidence is gathered
Murder suspect: Krystle Williams, [photo], is wanted by police on a second-degree arson charge after charred human remains belonging to Wesley Hook were found in a car in Pike County, Kentucky on July 3
Kentucky police are searching for a woman in connection with the discovery of human remains in the backseat of a burnt out car earlier this month.
The remains found are believed to be those of Wesley Hook, 30, who vanished from Pike County on June 10.
The grisly discovery sparked a manhunt for Krystle Williams, 33, on a second-degree arson charge after the charred remains, believed to be those of Hook missing since June, were found in the car in Robinson Creek on July 3. The car the remains were found in belonged to the victim’s father.
Though the body had been burned beyond recognition, Pikeville police confirmed that the person found had died as a result of homicide.
Victim: The scorched remains found in the car in Robinson Creek on July 3 are believed to be those of Wesley Hook, [photo], who vanished on June 10. The car the remains were found in belonged to the victim’s father
Two male suspects, Eric DeLeon and Enos Little, have already been arrested and are being held on arson charges in connection with the torched car.
Enos Little, one of the men in custody had initially been held on drug trafficking charges. However, no charges have yet been filed in connection with the homicide, pending identification.
The second suspect, Eric DeLeon, who was taken into custody last Friday allegedly, admitted in his police interview that, ‘he had burned the car’.
‘During that interview, Mr. DeLeon made statements,’ Conn said. ‘One of the statements he made was that he had burned the car.’
He is now being held at Pike County Detention Center on a charge of second-degree arson.
The third suspect, Enos Little, 46, was arrested on July 3, the same day the car was discovered, on drug trafficking charges.
He has since been indicted on numerous charges.
Police say that neither man has said they committed the murder but that they believe they were involved because of the high level of detail they know about the arson vehicle.
‘They have very detailed knowledge of what happened,’ officer Conn said. ‘Also, DeLeon stated that he had burned the car.’
The remains found in the car are currently being examined by Kentucky State Police forensic lab but it is yet to be confirmed they belong to Hook.
Dental records are being used to make a positive identification.
The car the remains were found in belonged to Hook’s father and police confirmed that the three suspects knew the missing man.
Conn added that DeLeon’s name had been linked with Hook since his disappearance.
As such, the homicide is not being treated as random.
‘They did know each other,’ Conn said. ‘It wasn’t a random thing.
‘We’re going to speak for Wesley. We’re going to take care of Wesley because he can’t take care of himself.’
Police are hoping to confirm the identity of the completely charred remains said to be Wesley Hook [photo], through dental records. Eric DeLeon’s name had been linked with Hook since his disappearance from Pike County on June 10
A motive or the full facts surrounding the death are not yet known.
‘We should have the positive identification within the next couple of days,’ Conn added, according to the Appalachian News Express.
‘But, from statements made by [one suspect, Eric DeLeon], we have good reason to believe it is Mr. Wesley Hook’s remains.’
Pike County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office does not believe that the victim died in the car but that they were killed in Alpike Motel in Ivel, transferred into the car, driven to Robinson County and then set ablaze.
‘The evidence indicates that the homicide occurred at [a] motel in Floyd County,’ Donald Smith, an assistant attorney at the office, said.
He added that he believed the three suspects would be charged with homicide once further evidence was gathered.
Smith said the investigation is ongoing and others may have been involved.
‘It is currently the plan to present all of the charges to the Pike County grand jury as one continuous course of action upon the completion of gathering more evidence and the next meeting of the grand jury,’ he said.
‘Homicide charges would be presented to be considered by the grand jury, as would other charges, such as tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse, things like that.’
Police urged anyone with information on Williams’ whereabouts to contact their local law enforcement agency.