Quick thinking police responding to a triple homicide in a Kentucky family's home shielded two young children from seeing their bullet-riddled family members by telling the kids that a blanket was an imaginary "invisible cloak".
Police in Louisville found the two children unharmed at the home where the scene of a gruesome triple murder with multiple gunshot wounds unfolded. Lt. Emily McKinley, the commander of the Louisville Metropolitan Police homicide unit, said 27-year-old Mike Miles, his 23-year-old wife, Catherine Miles, and his 39-year-old sister Geneva Miles were all found dead at in the home.
McKinley said police found two children, a 4-year-old boy, and a 2-year-old girl, both were hungry and in need of clean diapers. First responders fed the children and changed their diapers but were left with a challenge of how to remove the children from the home without exposing them to the violent scene.
McKinley says, "A couple of our detectives went straight into dad mode. With the four-year-old little boy, they pretended to be 'Iron Men,' and used blankets as invisible cloaks and draped themselves, and quickly carried the little boy outside the house without him seeing anything."
Police named 46-year-old Christopher Cruz Olivo, Geneva Miles' boyfriend, as the suspect. Olivo fled the scene of the crime with their 3-year-old daughter in tow. Investigators discovered Olivo's vehicle had Onstar technology and tracked it to the Tampa area with the help of Onstar.
Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and took him into custody. Olivo was wearing a bulletproof vest and had an AK-47 on the seat next to him. His daughter was found unharmed and taken into protective custody.
Olivo is facing three counts of murder, one count of tampering with evidence and could face more charges.
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