The Pikeville Police Department has been investigating the disappearance and murder of Wesley Hook (30, of Pikeville) since June.
The missing person case became a murder investigation when Hook’s car was found abandoned and burned with human remains inside.
According to Public Information Officer Tony Conn, Hook had been driving a white 2008 Chevrolet Impala.
Officers with the Pikeville Police Departmentreported that the impala was found burned on the week of July 10th.
Tony Conn said the car was found in the Shelbiana area near Hwy. 611.
There were human remains found they had been burned beyond recognition.
The remains were taken to a Kentucky State Police Forensic Lab and results will take at least two-to three weeks.
Police say foul play is expected.
After Wesley’s car was found burned in the Robinson Creek area last month, with human remains inside, officials said they believe the person in the vehicle may have been killed at the Alpike Motel in Floyd County and moved to that location.
Since that discovery, four people were arrested in connection with the case. Police believe Krystle Williams, Sky Smallwood, Eric Deleon and Enos Little each played a role in the disappearance and murder of Hook. Though the remains found in the car have not been identified, Conn said the statements from the suspects and the evidence discovered were enough to warrant indictments.
Indictments were handed down by a Floyd County grand jury Tuesday, charging Little, Deleon and Williams with kidnapping and murder. Deleon and Williams are also charged with tampering with physical evidence.
Police believe Hook was murdered at the Alpike Motel in Floyd County before being burned in his vehicle in Pike County. Though Smallwood was not indicted in Floyd County, all four people- who are currently in the Pike County Detention Center- face charges in Pike County.
Deleon, Little and Williams are held on a $2 million cash bond and are expected to return to Floyd County for arraignment on December 3.