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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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