January 27, 2023

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What we know about the Central Kentucky mother, daughter allegedly killed by teen

Luke Craig was arrested in Versailles about 6:40 p.m. Monday and charged with second-degree escape after he left the Fayette County Juvenile Detention Center Sunday.

After Versailles police arrested him without incident in Versailles, Craig, 16, was returned to the state-run Fayette County Regional Juvenile Detention Center, where he was being held on two counts of murder in the deaths last year of his mother and his little sister.

The crime

Tefani “Nikki” Noe, 33, and Brooke Goggin, 12, were found dead about 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 in Lawrenceburg, state police said. They were killed inside Noe’s home on Corinth Road in Anderson County, according to court records. Both died of gunshot wounds, the county coroner told the Anderson News.

The youngest victim was in middle school

Brooke was a seventh-grade student at Anderson Middle School, according to her obituary.

The 12-year-old was in the school band and participated in archery.

The Anderson County School District described her as a “wonderful young lady.”

On Facebook, Amanda Jo Durr-Maddox commented, “This is an absolute tragedy. My kids rode the bus with these children. Sending prayers for all involved.”

Mother Tefani Noe was a UK grad

Noe was a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and the University of Kentucky in Lexington, according to her obituary. She was a senior integrity analyst with Humana and was working on her master’s degree from the University of St. Louis.

Noe liked to fish and ride motorcycles, and she was a member of truck clubs, according to her obituary.

Katie Blevins-Rector commented on Facebook, “Loved this young lady! I’ll never forget our college years and the wonderful times we had with our kiddos.”

“Oh, my gosh! So many prayers are needed, please!!! Tefani and I grew up together in the same schools. We attended the same sleepovers,” Becca Harrington commented. “I saw Nikki (Tefani)‘s cute Facebook photos over the years with her children. She loved them so much. She was so gentle and kind, with a golden heart.”

Teen captured after Lexington jail escape. He faces charges in deaths of his mom, sister