TBI investigating two bodies found as a homicide, warrant issued

Published: Apr. 9, 2016 at 12:25 AM EDT
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The Hancock County Sheriff’s office has issued an active warrant on a charge of kidnapping for Ricky Helmick.

Helmick is also a person of interest in the deaths of the senior Ricky Helmick and Natasha Riley. Helmick is 6 feet tall, weighs around 225 pounds, has green eyes and brown hair. Anyone who sees Ricky Helmick, or knows where he is, is asked to call 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.


The TBI is investigating two bodies found in a Hancock County home Friday night.

Investigators say around 7:20 Friday night Hancock County 911 received a call saying there were two individuals deceased in a home on Vardy Blackwater Road in Sneedville.

TBI investigators so far have confirmed 58-year-old Ricky Helmick and 37-year-old Natasha Riley were found dead in the home.

No other information has been released at this time. Check back for updates.