7:00 AM: Michael calls Elena
Her husband called Elena to make sure that their oldest son was getting on the bus
Child of Victim
Morning: Elena's oldest son gets on the school bus
Elena had walked him out and put him on the school bus around 7:00am, before returning inside.
7:30 AM: Pickup truck seen leaving Elena's home
An older model pickup truck was seen leaving the house around this time that morning. The truck, possibly a Datsun was described as a black pickup truck with a short bed, no chrome, and a standard cab as well as "tie-down" hooks and a "metal" topper on the bed.
Person of Interest/Suspect
10:00 AM: Michael calls again
Her husband called again when their three year old son told his dad that Elena was bleeding
Spouse of Victim
Michael rushes home to find Elena dead
After the call with his son, Michael rushes back to his home. Upon entry, he finds his wife dead in the living room of their home with her wrists bound and her throat cut, she had also been sexually assaulted prior to her death. The Kentucky State Police arrived shortly after Michael returned to the home.
Ernest Pine is arrested in 2008 for a similar crime
Ernest Pine is arrested in Breckinridge County for a crime very similar. He is said to have lived in Elizabethtown when Elena's attack happened. Police were looking into the potential connection.
Person With Information