UPDATE: Victims in Huntsville triple murder identified; suspect in custody

Rodney Shawn Geddes is facing capital murder charges.

Posted: Jun. 20, 2018 12:37 PM
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 7:51 PM

Huntsville police said a person of interest in the deaths of three people Tuesday is in custody.

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Rodney Shawn Geddes, 43, is facing capital murder charges for the deaths of three people, police said Wednesday afternoon.

The three bodies were found in a home on Knollbrook Drive Tuesday afternoon. 

Police said Iris Koress Bynum, 42, and two teenage girls were found in the home. Madison County deputy coroner Tyler Berryhill identified the two teenagers as Heaven Hines, 17, and Xzariah Rice, 16.


Police said Geddes had been living in the house on Knollbrook with Bynum, but they had recently separated. 

Geddes was found by authorities in Franklin County, Tenn., around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Deputies said he was found near Interstate 24 westbound. He was charged with possession of crack cocaine, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.

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