Cold Case of Claude Shelton and wife Sue Shelton Missing

For Other Kentucky Government Sites Visit:
Click here to visit Kentucky.gov, the Official State Government Site for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Detectives are asking for your help in a missing persons case from 1971
Last Seen: 42 years ago
Last Seen May 28, 1971, in Corbin, KY

On May 28, 1971, Claude Shelton and his wife, Sue Shelton, left their residence at Gerry's trailer park on 18th street in Corbin, and never returned.

They left their residence, after putting their three kids to bed, apparently en route to King's truck stop five miles away. This is according to their daughter, Sherri, who overheard them talking after going to bed.

The Shelton's presumably left in their vehicle, a white 1967 Ford Galaxies 500. None of the employees at King's remember seeing them. A witness stated that they had been saving money and had approx. $600.00. The daughter said they kept money in a bowl in the kitchen but it was never found.

Mr. Shelton had been steadily employed for 10 years and, according to witnesses, both he and his wife were fond of their children and it is unlikely that they would leave them.

If you have any information in this case, please contact Lt. John Yates or Sgt. Greg Hill at (606) 878-6622 or you can email them atJohn.Yates@ky.gov or Gregory.Hill@ky.gov with any information.

Investigating Officers Contact Information

KENTUCKY STATE POLICE
POST 11 - LONDON

OFFICERS: Lt. John Yates or Sgt. Greg Hill

PHONE: (606) 878-6622
John.Yates@ky.gov or Gregory.Hill@ky.gov

If you wish to report more information on this Cold Case, use the form below.

However, if you need to report information that is of an emergency nature, please contact the Kentucky State Police toll free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or call your local police/sheriff department at 911.

Cold Case of:
Details and/or information about this Cold Case
Can we contact you about your feedback?
Your Name
Phone Number
Email Address
Use your e-mail address
Mailing Address
Enter the text in the image below to verify that this is a genuine message, if the code is not enter correctly you will get an error page, to bring you back to this page. After you enter the text into the "Enter Security Code" field, use the "Submit Form" to submit form.
security code Enter Security Code:

If the image above is hard to read, click the new image button to get a new image.
We thank you for taking the time to provide this information by completing our Form.
Select "Submit Form" to send us your report.

Last Update: