All victims in NW Huntsville triple homicide identified

Published: Jun. 20, 2018 at 6:35 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 at 7:44 PM CDT
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Geddes in 2017 (Source: Huntsville Police Department)
Geddes in 2017 (Source: Huntsville Police Department)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Authorities have released the names off all three people murdered on Knollbrook Drive.

Huntsville police and the Madison County coroner's office have identified them as 42-year-old Iris Koress Bynum, her daughter, 17-year-old Heaven Hines, and Heaven's friend, 16-year-old Xzariah Rice.

All three were found dead in a home Tuesday afternoon. They were found by a concerned relative who went by the house then called police after seeing the bodies.


Huntsville police say that they are in the process of securing capital murder warrants for Rodney Shawn Geddes, 43, in relation to these homicides. After an initial investigation, police found that Geddes had been living at the home and had a relationship with Bynum, but they had recently separated.

Geddes was taken into custody in Franklin County, Tennessee after walking in the area of Interstate 24 around 9 p.m. Tuesday. He is currently being held at the Franklin County jail on unrelated drug charges, waiting to be extradited back to Huntsville.

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