Man facing murder charges in Florence couple's disappearance

Posted: 4:56 PM, Jul 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-08 20:56:46Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ky. — Officers arrested a man and charged him with murder in connection with the weekend disappearance of a Florence couple.

In a news release issued Friday, the Kentucky State Police said officers arrested 52-year-old Craig Pennington, of Springfield, in the disappearance of Robert Jones and Crystal Warner , both of Florence.

The ongoing investigation has revealed that the couple is deceased, but their remains have yet to be recovered, police said.

The couple was last seen around 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3 on Texas Road in Springfield, not far from where officers arrested Pennington.

Pennington is being held at the Marion County Detention Center.

No other information was immediately available.