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Cold Cases

The Kentucky State Police investigates criminal activity across the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky.  In many instances, the information provided to us by individual citizens allows us to make breakthroughs in solving difficult cases.

On this page, the Kentucky State Police features cold cases.  If you or anyone you know has information in regards to these cases, we request that you immediately contact us at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state)

To see other cases of unidentified remains, click here.

Currently Open Cold Cases

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Post 16 Cold Cases

Post 1 Cold Cases - Updated 02/09/10
Disappearance of Sandra "Sandy" Travis in Graves County - 07/17/2005
Murder of Margaret S. Anderson in Ledbetter, KY - 07/17/2006
Murder of Duane W. Caldwell in Clinton, KY - 1/7/1985
Murder of Deputy Sheriff Carnie Hopkins in Livingston County - Remains Found 9/9/1984
Murder of L.J. Johnson in Hickman, KY - Remains Found 9/9/1991
Murder of Curtis S. Harper in Clinton, KY - Remains Found 9/14/1995
Sonya Bradley's Disappearance in Eddyville, Kentucky - Disappearance on 10/10/2002
Murder of Joseph Bachuss in McCracken County, Kentucky - Remains Found 7/6/2005

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Post 2 Cold Cases
Resolving the Murder of James H. Simdon in Hopkinsville, KY - January 08, 2010
Resolving the Murder of Roscoe H. Mayes in Hopkinsville, KY - Found on April 09, 2006
Resolving the Murder of Nicholas D. Webb in Guthrie, KY - October 24, 1982
Resolving the Murder of Tony R. Shemwell in Hopkinsville, KY - September 10, 1979
Resolving the Murder of David Ernie Walker in Greenville KY - Found on May 08, 1979
Resolving the Murder of Freddie Joe Fleming in Greenville KY - October 22, 1968
Resolving the Murder of Mary Louise Ford in Richland area - October 07, 1967
Resolving the Murder of Linda K. Woodruff in Madisonville, KY - August 24, 1979
Resolving the Murder of Jerrone Lamont Finch in Muhlenberg County - October 28, 2004
Resolving the Murder of Donald Wayne Barnett in Hopkins County - March 17, 2003

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Post 3 Cold Cases - Updated 10/25/06
The Homicide of Robert Mason – Went Missing on July 3rd, 1998
The Hit and Run Fatality of Angel Fernandez – Happened on Sunday September 25th, 2005 just after midnight
Missing Person Alyne Barrick – Last Seen April 12, 1996
Missing Person Anthony Choate – Last Seen September 14, 1993
The Murder of James Perkins - Occurred on November 8, 2002 in Horse Cave, KY
The Murder of Arlene Grubbs - Occurred on January 12, 2002 in Horse Cave, KY
The Murder of Rebecca Riddle - Occurred on October 18, 1994 in Bowling Green, KY
The Murder of David Richard Smith - Occurred around October 1987 in Bowling Green, KY
The Murder of Bobby Dethridge - Occurred around May 1980 in Bowling Green, KY
The Identifying an Unknown White Female Murder - Body Found July 4, 1984 in Warren County, KY
The Identifying an Unknown White Female Murder - Body Found June 20, 1984 in Barren County, KY
Nancy Hale- Ferrell Hale- Kevin McClard Murders - Occurred on or about March 4, 1990 in Barren County, KY
An 2 1/2 Year Old Biracial Female Child Murder - Found on August 20, 1989 in the Skaggs Creek
Marvin Glen Rowe Murder, Morgantown, KY - April, 21, 1989
Linda Sue Boards Murder, Smiths Grove, KY - May 15, 1981
Clifton Raymer Murder Bowling Green - May 24, 1975
Resolving the of An Unknown White Female Near Park City, KY - October 1973
Resolving the Murder of Charles Noble Holland in Allen County - July 21, 1966
Identification of Jane Doe Found in Simpson County - October 9, 2001

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Post 4 Cold Cases - Updated 01/13/11
Resolving the Murder of Kent Harlan Hardin - Found on April 20, 2000
Resolving the Murder of Elena Sanchez Hawkins in Elizabethtown, KY - Found on January 08, 1992
Resolving the Murder of Robert (Bob) Paul Hunt - December 2nd, 2003
Resolving the Murder of Reba Jean Jetter Near Radcliff, KY - Found on January 17, 1979
Resolving the Murder of Adam Richard Payne in in Meade County - Found on October 09, 1955
Resolving the Murder of Donald Ray Robertson - Found on March 9, 2004
Resolving the Murder of Mary Lucinda Strange in Nelson County, KY Clarkstown Road - Died on March 25, 1990

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Post 5 Cold Case - Updated 4/21/06
Resolving the Murder of Oscar Wiley in Carrollton, KY - Occurred Between July 26, 1958 and July 27,1958
Resolving the Murder of Terrell Hamblin in Jonesville, KY - Occurred Between Saturday August 7, 1965 and Monday August 9, 1965
Resolving the Murder of Nell Fitchen in Carrolton, KY - Occurred on December 16, 1969
Resolving the Murder of William L. White Jr in Goshen, KY - Occurred on May 9, 1975
Resolving the Murder of Unknown White Male in Ghent, KY - Discovered on November 11, 1980
Resolving the Murder of Paula Turner in Prestonville, KY - Between Thursday July 1, 1982 and Sunday August 22, 1982
Resolving the Murder of Sanford Wedgeworth in Campbellsburg, KY - August 11, 1971
Resolving the Murder of Bernard L. Hopkins in Gallatin County, KY - March 13, 1989
Resolving the Murder of Kevin D. Hogan in Carrollton, KY - February 25, 2002
Resolving the Murder of Mark W. Roach in Owenton, Kentucky - October 19, 2004

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Post 6 Cold Cases - Updated 7/28/06
Murder of Linda Susan Pierson - 11/17/1966
Murder of Donnie Ray Dixon - 10/4/1999
Fire/Death of Megan Davis and Cedric Kinman - 7/14/1996
Murder of Linda Ann Wambaugh - 5/19/1994
Murder of Sharon Elaine Charles Long - 3/30/1990
Murder of Virginia Sue Emmons - 6/4/1983
Mising Person Case on Randy Sellers - 8/16/1980
Murder of Larry Clark - 5/14/1980
Murder of Leslie Sparrow - 10/14/1979
Murder of Another Juvenile - 6/4/1976
Murder of Gerald Arthur Johnson - 8/15/1973
Murder of Sampson Eisner - 7/30/1972
Murder of a Juvenile - 10/19/1971
Death Investigation of Margret Warner - 9/8/1966
Murder of Roger S. Fulton - Remains Found on 2-29-2004

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Post 7 Cold Cases - Updated 09/23/09
Murder of Terry Robinson - 11/7/2001
Murder of Donald Saylor Jr - 1/30/1987
Murder of Russell "Rusty" L. Marshall - 5/7/2003
Murder of Danny McDaniel - 9/19/2002
Murder of Carl Fredrick "Fred" Estes - 10/01/1999
Murder of Martin' Oswaldo Vivar - 4/28/1998
Murder of Constable Jerry Lynch - 3/18/1998
Murder of Daniel "Whitey" Mayes - 3/24/1997
Murder of "Baby" Jane Doe - 11/22/1991
Murder of Charles Reppert - 1/11/1991
Murder of Charles Raymond Myers - 9/07/1989
Murder of Brenda Sue Davidson - 11/06/1988
Michael Dale Davidson - 11/06/1988
Murder of Perry A. Clark - 9/27/1987
Murder of Monroe Brock - 1/17/1987
Murder of Loretta Lynn Willoughby - 5/17/1985
Murder of Ronald V. Littleton - 2/11/1984
Murder of Mabel K. Radar - 11/20/1983
Murder of Jay Reynolds - 3/22/1983
Murder of Robert Paul Meyer - Remains Found on 8/27/1982
Murder of Leeland Ray Haddix - Remains Found on 8/14/1982
Death of Pearl Barrett - Remains Found on 8/26/1983
Murder of William Hill Mackey - Remains Found on 4/11/1981
Murder of Margaret Shanks King - Remains Found on 8/16/1975
Murder of James Earl Jackson - Remains Found on 5/13/1975
Murder of Louis Bennett Chitwood - Remains Found on 6/22/1969

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Post 8 Cold Cases - Updated 9/2/08
Disappearance of David Brown on November 23, 1991 in Lewis County
Resolving the Murders of Marcus Moore and Kerry "Bud" Witt in Clay City, Kentucky - March 9 or 10th ,1998
Resolving the Murder of Ralph Bigelow in Mason County - April 27,1989
Resolving the Murder of Jane F. Elswickin in Menifee County - March 29, 1995
Resolving the Disappearance of Gladys Stella Kidd in Rowan County - Summer of 1991

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Post 9 Cold Cases - Updated 2/26/07
Murder of Richard Strable in Prestonsburg, KY - Occurred on April 15, 1986
Murder of Oakie Hall in Pikeville, KY - Found July 11th, 1982
Murder of Donnie Ray Sullivan in Pike County, KY - Occurred on 8/23/1982
Murder of Jack David Combs in Magoffin County, KY - Occurred on 3/4/1987
Murder of Brian Keith Mullins in Pike County, KY - Remains Found 12/12/1987
Murder of Kevin Adkins in Pike County, KY - Remains Found 10/11/2000

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Post 10 Cold Cases
Murder of Jennifer L. Bailey at Pine Mountain State Park
Murder of Greta Henson in Bell County, KY - Remains Found 1/7/1992

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Post 11 Cold Cases - Updated 03/19/2012
Murder of Jackie McHargue and Emma Ingraffia - Occurred on October 11, 1986
Murder of Roger D. King - Occurred on August 24, 1998
Murder of Roberto Escalona Vazquez - Occurred on February 7, 2004
Missing Persons: Claude and/or Sue Shelton - Last Seen May 21, 1971, in Corbin, KY
Missing Person: Michelle Lynn Collins - Last seen July 6, 2004
Missing Person: Terry Turner - Last Seen 9/25/1992
Murder of John Farmer in Clay County - Occurred on August 21, 1993

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Post 12 Cold Cases - Updated 09/22/09
Paul Birdsong found along side of Interstate 64 on December 10, 1982
Vanissa Wafford in Shelbyville, KY - Occurred 6/25/1989
Harvey Kays in Franklin County - Occurred 12/12/1988
Thomas E. Johnson in Georgetown, KY - Occurred 6/23/1980
Murder of Richard Lacefield which occurred on March 28, 1981 at I75/SB Rest Area in Scott County, KY
Murder of George Ritchey which occurred on May 31, 1982, US 60 Howsers Liquore Store Frankfort, KY
Murder of William Tipton which occurred on August 10, 1985 on KY 53 3.9 Miles South Shelbyville, KY
Murder of Vickie Boggs which occurred on December 17, 1988 on Lemons Mill Road, Scott County, KY
Murder of Henry Johnson which occurred on January 17, 1990 at #1 Bagdad, KY Shelby County
Murder of Norman Roberts which occurred on February 18, 1990 at KY 43 1.1 M East of Cropper Shelby County

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Post 13 Cold Cases - Updated 6/16/2006
Missing Person of Kelly Junior Hollan in Knott County, KY - February 12, 1982
Missing Person of James Michael Boggs in Perry County, KY - March 02, 1987
Murder of Jasper White in Knott County, KY - April 29, 1988
Murder of Robert Moore in Perry County, KY - March 12, 1986
Murder of Virgil Napier in Breathitt County, KY - December 31, 1982
Murder of Arlie Combs in Perry County, KY - August 12, 1975
Murder of John Thomas Thompson in Breathitt County, KY - May 24, 1979
Murder of Burton Jones in Perry County, KY - May 28, 1979
Murder of Donnie R Gibson in Perry County, KY - December 17, 1979
Murder of Lawrence E. Watkins in Perry County, KY - August 18, 1981
Murder of Johnny Begley in Perry County, KY - January 05, 1984
Murder of Dexter Cook in Letcher County - June 04, 1984

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Post 14 Cold Case - Updated 06/28/07
Murder of Raymond Scott McKenzie -Body Found on July 4th, 1978
Murder of James David Childers in Wayland, KY - Body Found on May 1st, 2001
Murder of Evelyn Fleck in South Shore, Ky - Body Found on January 21, 1994
Murder of David James in Greenup County, KY - Body Found on July 7th, 1999
Murder of Jerry Dale Nickels in Greenup County, KY - Occurred April 5, 1993
Murder of Robert Sammons in Boyd County, KY - Body found on October 28, 2005
Murder of Dianna S. Keeton in Lawrence County, KY - August 28, 2003

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Post 15 Cold Cases - Updated 2/15/06
Missing Person of Sandra Flynn Fisher From Russell Springs, KY - Reported Missing in 1978
Murder of Jessica Wallace From Marion County, KY - Body was found on March 29, 2003
Kevin Gilpin From Russell County, KY - Occurred Around April of 1997
Lewis Emerson From Liberty, KY - Occurred on March 5, 2001
Wallace Gene Johnson From Columbia, KY - Occurred on April 27, 1996
Roger Catron From Albany, KY - Occurred on October 21, 1987
David Lee Snow From Russell County, KY - Occurred on March 11, 1986
James Shorty Holt From Adair County, KY - Occurred on March 22, 1989
Unidentified Person Body Found in Marion County, KY - November 20, 1990
Patricia Ann Davis Body Found in Adair County, KY - March 5, 1982

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Post 16 Cold Cases - Updated 2/9/06
Murder of Andrew H. Reagan in Henderson, KY - Occurred between September 22, 1954, and October 1, 1954
Murder of William Arliss Shelton(aka: Curly) in Henderson, KY - Occurred on December 4, 1957
Murder of Preston N. Corbett in Henderson, KY - Victim was reported missing on June 13, 1970, and body was located on September 29, 1970
Murder of Unidentified White Male, .5 mile South of DeKoven, Union County, Kentucky, in the Ohio River - Body located on August 14, 1971
Murder of Morris Bechman Vaughn, in South Henderson - Occurred October 17, 1972
Murder of Mary Ann Crenshaw, in Martin Road, 3/4 mile West of Smith Mills, Kentucky - Occurred April 30, 1973
Missing Person of James Mann Morris (aka Mousie), Henderson County, KY
James Anthony Galloway, Near Habit, Kentucky - Occurred on February 15, 1979
Murder of William Lewis Arwood, Henderson, Kentucky - Occurred on August 9, 1953
Death Investigation of Kenneth William Simpson, Henderson, Kentucky - Body Discovered on April 25, 1981
Murder of Donald Ray Baird, Union County, Kentucky - Body Found on July 24, 1981
Murder of Clifton Jerome McGee, Ohio County, Kentucky - Occurred on August 16, 1981
Murder of Unknown White Male - 2, Daviess County, Kentucky - Body found January 7, 1990
Death Investigation of Mary Ethel Dickens, Daviess County, Kentucky - Body found October 2, 1986
Heather D. Teague, Henderson County, Kentucky - Occurred on August 26, 1995

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