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Tenant arrested in murder of missing Kentucky couple

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ky. -- Police in Kentucky believe a missing couple were murdered, and their tenant has been charged in their deaths, reports CBS affiliate WKYT.

Craig Pennington CBS affiliate WKYT

Robert Jones, 38, and Crystal Warner, 35, were last seen leaving the home in Springfield, Kentucky that they rented to Craig Pennington on Sunday, July 3. Springfield is in rural Kentucky about 50 miles southwest of Lexington.

Witnesses allegedly told police they saw Pennington shoot and kill the couple and then take their bodies, but their remains have not been recovered.

Pennington has been charged with two counts of murder. The arrest comes hours after Kentucky State Police found Warner's car near a Georgetown gas station Friday morning.

Jones' sister-in-law Jennifer Fine described the couple as "the best people on this earth."

"The scenarios that have been running through our head have been absolute torment fearing that this is what happened," Fine said. "And several of us have had this gut wrenching feeling that this is what has happened."

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