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Manhunt Underway for Couple Accused of Capital Murder in Dothan

DOTHAN, Ala. – (WDNews) A man and woman are being sought by police in connection with the murder of Patrick Parrish, 54, of Dothan. The body of Parrish was discovered on May 8, 2024, during a welfare check at his residence on Coe Dairy Road.

Courtney Ingram, 33, and Richard Bishop Jr., 31, are accused of killing Parrish. Officers were alerted when Parrish had not been in contact for an unusually long time. According to Lt. Owens of the Dothan Police Department, upon arriving at the 1300 block of Coe Dairy Road, officers detected a foul odor and found Parrish’s body hidden beneath the residence.

Evidence at the scene indicated foul play, prompting a full investigation. The Alabama Department of Forensic Science in Montgomery is currently determining the cause of death, but it has already been ruled a homicide.

Investigators noted Parrish’s pick-up truck was missing and later found the vehicle abandoned in Eufaula, Alabama. Parrish was last seen with Ingram and Bishop, leading to charges of murder against the pair.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Ingram and Bishop to contact the Dothan Police Department or local law enforcement. The couple is considered armed and dangerous.

The investigation remains active, and the Dothan community is asked to support Parrish’s family during this difficult time.