On 06/24/2013 the Boone County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by medical personnel regarding a response to a Life Alert activation at a residence near Harmon on Hwy 62E. First responders and medical personnel reported that upon arrival to the location they were met at the front door with an elderly female pointing a firearm at them.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene discovering the elderly female deceased on the couch from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers searched the residence for any other occupants finding an elderly man in bed also deceased with a gunshot wound. The couple has been identified as 84 year old Kenneth Grable and his 70 year old wife Carol. At this time the case is still under investigation pending medical examiners findings. However, evidence at the scene and witness statements lend to conclusions that the two died of apparent self-inflicted gunshots.