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Krista R. Jones

Freelance Writer/Blogger and Photographer

Location icon United States of America

I am an independent writer and freelance photographer. I have owned my own photography business for over a decade and have written content for Examiner.com, Helium.com, and various Elance/Upwork clients. I have always felt compelled to pursue the freedom and creativity of the art of writing. I am currently employed full-time as a social worker, but my current professional goal is to focus on writing and transition into a full-time career as a freelance writer/copywriter/blogger. I hold a BS in Psychology and a MS in Communication.

Portfolio

Articles published on Examiner.com

Examiner
09/04/2014
Murder of Ky. teen may be connected to other cases

On the quiet, spring morning of April 5, 2005, a Lexington, Ky. neighborhood was rocked by the discovery of the body of a young woman. At 9:56 a.m., Lexington police responded to a call regarding the body of an unidentified female on the "700 block of North Cleveland Rd."

Examiner
08/15/2014
Kentucky cold case reopens with possible ties to convicted serial killer

In 1990, the body of 22-year-old Valeri Brooks, a young mother, was discovered in a central Kentucky field. Brooks, a clerk at a local convenience store, went missing on New Year's Eve in 1990. When her body was later discovered, police determined the cause of death to be numerous slash and stab wounds and ruled Brooks' death a homicide.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Unsolved Pulaski County, Ky. double murder: Linda Gibson and Cody Garrett

On July 3, 1994, 21-year-old Linda Gibson decided to treat her 4-year-old half-brother, Cody Garrett, to a candy bar. The two were said to have been walking to a nearby convenience store. Indeed, the last time either Linda or Cody was seen alive was in the area of the local Dairy Mart, located "on Bourne Ave.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Kentucky cold case of Greta Henson: The two of hearts

January 7, 1992 is a date that will forever be burned into the memories of Josephine and Shirley Henson. It was on this winter day that they witnessed a scene no parent should ever have to endure.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Unsolved murder of Transylvania University student Betty Gail Brown: Part 2

The 1961 murder of Transylvania University sophomore Betty Gail Brown, one of Lexington, Ky.'s most famous unsolved mysteries, may be moving closer to a solution after more than 50 years of intermittent investigations. I was not until Jan. 1965 that a suspect in the murder of Betty Gail Brown came forward.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Unsolved murder of Transylvania University student Betty Gail Brown: Part 1

October 26, 1961 was a day like any other for 19-year-old Betty Gail Brown, a popular sophomore at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. Betty Gail attended a study group meeting that night at Transylvania's Forrer Hall to prepare for an upcoming biology exam. However, by 1:30 a.m. on the morning of Oct.

Examiner
08/15/2014
The mystery of Tent Girl: Part 2

Matthews spent countless hours browsing the Internet for missing personswebsites, searching for even the smallest clue to Tent Girl's identity. Finally, in Jan. of 1998, Matthews hit pay dirt. He found a missing persons post made by an Ark. woman searching for her sister who had been missing since 1968.

Examiner
08/15/2014
The mystery of Tent Girl: Part 1

Wilbur Riddle, a Ky. well digger, had no idea that his walk in the woods near Georgetown, Ky. on May 18, 1968 would forever change not only his life, but the life of his future son-in-law, and eventually lead to the positive identification of a murdered Jane Doe after 30 years.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Bodies of married couple found inside Franklin County, Ky. home

Officials in Franklin County, Ky. were called to a disturbing scene last Friday, March 14, 2014. Two bodies were found inside a Frankfort, Ky. mobile home, but the cause of death has not been determined as of yet. The bodies were those of a married couple, Charles and Dora Kelly.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Prosecutors seeking death penalty in Martin County, Ky. double murder case

A family argument and alleged love triangle resulted in double murder on Nov. 1, 2013 in Martin County, Ky. Initially, when police were called to the scene, the only available information was that a woman and man had been shot to death at a home in the Rock House Road area of the Tomahawk, Ky.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Pulaski County, Ky. man attempts to bury robbery victim alive

According to reports by the Lexington Herald-Leader, on Wednesday, July 29, 2014, the Rockcastle County Sheriff's Department arrested a Pulaski County man for a crime most people have only seen in the movies. The man was 30-year-old Jason Dewayne Gambrel of Science Hill, Ky.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Top 5 most infamous United States serial killers

Serial killers are defined as individuals who kill three or more people, generally with a cooling-off period between each victim. The typical serial killer is a white, middle-aged male. Additionally, serial killers tend to choose their victims from within their own racial group.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Richard Lee Waggoner: The unsolved 1981 murder of a former Kentuckian

Many cold cases, particularly murder cases, have at least some small amount of media attention. However, the 1981 murder of former northern Ky. resident Richard Lee Waggoner has lapsed into virtual oblivion, with the exception of one article on the " Defrosting Cold Cases" blog.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Juvenile suspect in custody, charged with murder of Letcher County, Ky. infant

Friday, June 6, 2014, turned into a day of unfathomable tragedy for one Letcher County, Ky. family. Kentucky State Police (KSP) responded to a call regarding a missing infant at approximately 5:16 a.m. Upon law enforcement's arrival at the scene, a home located within the Neon community on Turner Drive, one trooper began to question family members while the others initiated the search for the missing baby.

Examiner
08/15/2014
Body of scalped Jane Doe found in Barren County, Ky. still unidentified

Students looking for a native tree for a school activity near Glasgow, Ky. made a gruesome discovery on Aug. 15, 2011. In a ditch, just off the Cumberland Parkway, the students uncovered a human skull. Local authorities were alerted and investigators subsequently found the rest of the victim's skeleton scattered over a roughly 100-foot area near Interstate 65.

Elance/Upwork Projects

Elance
Telemedicine Powerpoint Presentation

A comprehensive Telemedicine presentation regarding providers, electronic health records management services, and many more aspects of this cutting-edge technology.

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