Duncan police chief tells TV station son has confessed to killing family


Alan Hruby, Photo Courtesy: Stephens County Jail

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DUNCAN, Okla. – New information into the triple murder in Duncan, Okla.

KSWO , a Lawton, Okla. television station, is reporting that Alan Hruby, the only surviving family member, has confessed to the murders of his mother, father, and sister.

KSWO says  the information was confirmed early Wednesday morning by Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford.

50-year-old John Hruby, the publisher of the Marlow Review newspaper, his wife, 48-year-old Tinker, and their 17-year-old daughter, Katherine, were all killed.

The family housekeeper found their bodies Monday morning.

John and Tinker’s son, Alan Hruby, a student at the University of Oklahoma, is now in jail for a probation violation.hruby

The police chief says he was notified around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night about Hruby’s confession.

KSWO is also reporting that the family was shot to death, but investigators have not confirmed this information.

The family’s bodies are now at the medical examiner’s office and all three cases are pending at this point.


Duncan Police say they had some early reports that the deaths could have been related to carbon monoxide poisoning.

However, that is not the case, and the deaths are being investigated as a triple homicide.

Police believe the last time anyone heard from the Hruby’s was Thursday.

The family’s housekeeper found the bodies Monday morning, and now police are trying to figure out when they were killed.

Early reports said the family dog was also found dead.

However, police say the dogs are alive and are now in the care of someone close with the family.

Alan Hruby was brought into custody yesterday for unrelated charges and that’s police say that’s when he allegedly confessed to the murders.

Alan pleaded guilty earlier this year to opening a credit card in his grandmother’s name and spending almost $5,000 during a trip to Europe.

This is a developing story.  Please refresh this page often for updates.


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