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Gregg County Homicide Investigation Reaches 5th Day

      Authorities in Gregg County are going into their fifth day off searching for leads in a double homicide over the weekend.   The focal point of the investigation remains an artists sketch of a man witnesses saw driving the stolen truck of the victims. A man investigators are still looking for.    Those who knew them, are still puzzled by their deaths, saying the couple was as happy and vigorous as ever before the tragedy.

    "Life went on, she wasn't concerned about anything except what she was doing to help other people" says longtime family friend Arlene Roberts.

    "Some people are givers and some are takers, they were always looking for ways to help somebody else" said the Killingsworths' pastor, Pat Sparks.

    Late Saturday , their bodies were found at their tryon road home, dead from what medical examiners confirmed as blunt force and sharp force injuries.

    "We're expelling a lot of energy putting in all the efforts we have trying to work this case methodically professionally and quickly" says Gregg County Sheriffs Office Lieutenant Mike Claxton.

     The sheriff's office has located a person of interest, but have not listed them as a suspect. The investigation is now focused on anyone who may have come in contact with or done odd jobs for the couple in the past.

     "We're utilizing Gregg County Sheriffs personnel , Longview Police detectives and Texas Rangers because we have many leads coming in" says Claxton.

       Dozens of donations have been made to the Gregg County Historical Museum, where June Killingsworth volunteered. And museum workers we spoke with today say they will erect a plaque dedicated to the memory of the Killingsworths.

      Bob Hallmark, Reporting

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