Cold Cases

The Kentucky State Police investigates criminal activity across the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. In many instances, the information provided by individual citizens allows law enforcement officials 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 regarding these cases, please contact the Kentucky State Police immediately at 1–800–222–5555.

Post 1 – (Mayfield)

  1. An image of Sandra TravisDisappearance of Sandra "Sandy" Travis – 07/17/2005
  2. Murder of Margaret S. Anderson – 07/17/2006
  3. An image of Duane W. CaldwellMurder of Duane W. Caldwell – 1/7/1985
  4. Murder of Deputy Sheriff Carnie Hopkins – 9/9/1984
  5. Murder of L.J. Johnson – 9/9/1991
  6. Murder of Curtis S. Harper – 9/14/1995
  7. Disappearance Sonya Bradley's – 10/10/1996
  8. Murder of Joseph Bachuss – 7/6/2005

Post 2 – (Madisonville)

  1. An image of James H. SimdonMurder of James H. Simdon – January 08, 2010
  2. Murder of Roscoe H. Mayes – April 09, 2006
  3. Murder of Nicholas D. Webb – October 24, 1982
  4. Murder of Tony R. Shemwell – September 10, 1979
  5. Murder of David Ernie Walker – Found on May 08, 1979
  6. An image of Freddie Joe FlemingMurder of Freddie Joe Fleming – October 22, 1968
  7. Murder of Mary Louise Ford – October 07, 1967
  8. An image of Linda K. WoodruffMurder of Linda K. Woodruff – August 24, 1979
  9. Murder of Donald Wayne Barnett – March 17, 2003
  10. Murder of Jerrone Lamont Finch – October 28, 2004

Post 3 – (Bowling Green)

  1. Homicide of Robert Mason – Went Missing on July 3rd, 1998
  2. Hit and Run Fatality of Angel Fernandez – Happened on Sunday September 25th, 2005 just after midnight
  3. Missing Person Alyne Barrick – Last Seen April 12, 1996
  4. Missing Person Anthony Choate – Last Seen September 14, 1993
  5. Murder of James Perkins – Occurred on November 8, 2002
  6. Murder of Arlene Grubbs – Occurred on January 12, 2002
  7. Murder of Rebecca Riddle – Occurred on October 18, 1994
  8. Murder of David Richard Smith – Occurred around October 1987
  9. Murder of Bobby Dethridge – Occurred around May 1980
  10. Identifying an Unknown White Female – Body Found July 4, 1984
  11. Identifying an Unknown White Female – Body Found June 20, 1984
  12. Murders of Nancy Hale– Ferrell Hale– Kevin McClard – March 4, 1990
  13. Murder of A 2 1/2 Year Old Biracial Female Child – Found on August 20, 1989
  14. Murder of Marvin Glen Rowe – April, 21, 1989
  15. Murder of Linda Sue Boards – May 15, 1981
  16. Murder of Clifton Raymer – May 24, 1975
  17. Murder of An Unknown White Female – October 1973
  18. Murder of Charles Noble Holland – July 21, 1966
  19. Identification of Jane Doe Found – October 9, 2001

Post 4 – (Elizabethtown)

  1. An image of Eva Frances GrantMurder of Eva Frances Grant – Body discovered August 16, 1976
  2. Murder of Kent Harlan Hardin – The body was found on April 20, 2000
  3. Murder of Elena Sanchez Hawkins – The body was found on January 08, 1992
  4. Murder of Robert (Bob) Paul Hunt – The murder happened on December 2nd, 2003
  5. Murder of Reba Jean Jetter – The body was found on January 17, 1979
  6. Murder of Adam Richard Payne – The body was found on October 09, 1955
  7. Murder of Donald Ray Robertson – Found on March 9, 2004
  8. Murder of Mary Lucinda Strange – Died on March 25, 1990

Post 5 – (Campbellsburg)

  1. Murder of Oscar Wiley – Occurred Between July 26, 1958 and July 27,1958
  2. Murder of Terrell Hamblin – Occurred Between August 7 & August 9, 1965
  3. Murder of Nell Fitchen – December 16, 1969
  4. Murder of William L. White Jr – May 9, 1975
  5. Murder of Unknown White Male – November 11, 1980
  6. Murder of Paula Turner – Between Thursday July 1 & Sunday August 22, 1982
  7. Murder of Sanford Wedgeworth – August 11, 1971
  8. Murder of Bernard L. Hopkins – March 13, 1989
  9. Murder of Kevin D. Hogan – February 25, 2002
  10. Murder of Mark W. Roach – October 19, 2004

Post 6 – (Dry Ridge)

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

Post 7 – (Richmond)

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

Post 8 – (Morehead)

  1. Disappearance of David Brown on November 23, 1991 in Lewis County
  2. Murders of Marcus Moore and Kerry "Bud" Witt – March 9 or 10th ,1998
  3. Murder of Ralph Bigelow – April 27,1989
  4. Murder of Jane F. Elswickin – March 29, 1995
  5. Disappearance of Gladys Stella Kidd – Summer of 1991

Post 9 – (Pikeville)

  1. Murder of Richard Strable – 4/15/1986
  2. Murder of Oakie Hall – 7/11/1982
  3. Murder of Donnie Ray Sullivan – 8/23/1982
  4. Murder of Jack David Combs – 3/4/1987
  5. Murder of Brian Keith Mullins – Remains Found 12/12/1987
  6. Murder of Kevin Adkins – Remains Found 10/11/2000

Post 10 – (Harlan)

  1. Jennifer L. Bailey – Remains Found 8/26/1990
  2. Murder of Greta Henson – Remains Found 1/7/1992

Post 11 – (London)

  1. Murder of Jackie McHargue and Emma Ingraffia – Occurred on October 11, 1986
  2. Murder of Roger D. King – Occurred on August 24, 1998
  3. Murder of Roberto Escalona Vazquez – Occurred on February 7, 2004
  4. Missing Persons: Claude and/or Sue Shelton – Last Seen May 21, 1971
  5. Missing Person: Michelle Lynn Collins – Last seen July 6, 2004
  6. Missing Person: Terry Turner – Last Seen 9/25/1992
  7. Murder of John Farmer – August 21, 1993

Post 12 – (Franfort)

  1. Murder of Paul Birdsong – Found 12/10/1982
  2. Murder of Vanissa Wafford – 06/25/1989
  3. Murder of Harvey Kays – 12/12/1988
  4. Murder of Thomas E. Johnson – 6/23/1989
  5. Murder of Richard Lacefield – March 28, 1981
  6. Murder of George Ritchey –May 31, 1982
  7. Murder of Vickie Boggs – December 17, 1988
  8. Murder of Henry Johnson – January 17, 1990
  9. Murder of Norman Roberts– February 18, 1990

Post 13 – (Hazard)

  1. Murder of Arlie Combs – August 12, 1975
  2. Murder of John Thomas Thompson – May 24, 1979
  3. Murder of Burton Jones – May 28, 1979
  4. Murder of Donnie R Gibson – December 17, 1979
  5. Murder of Lawrence E. Watkins – August 18, 1981
  6. Murder of Johnny Begley – January 05, 1984
  7. Murder of Dexter Cook – June 04, 1984
  8. Murder of Virgil Napier – December 31, 1982
  9. Murder of Robert Moore – March 12, 1986
  10. Murder of Jasper White – March 12, 1986
  11. Missing Person James Michael Boggs – March 02, 1987
  12. Missing Person Kelly Junior Hollan - February 12, 1982

Post 14 – (Ashland)

  1. Murder of Dianna S. Keeton – August 28, 2003
  2. Murder of Robert Sammons – October 28, 2005
  3. Murder of Jerry Dale Nickels – April 5, 1993
  4. Murder of David James – July 7th, 1999
  5. Murder of Evelyn Fleck – January 21, 1994
  6. Murder of James David Childers – May 1st, 2001
  7. Murder of Raymond Scott McKenzie – July 4th, 1978

Post 15 – (Columbia)

  1. Missing Person Sandra Flynn Fisher – Reported Missing in 1978
  2. Murder of Jessica Wallace – March 29, 2003
  3. Murder of Kevin Gilpin – April of 1997
  4. Murder of Lewis Emerson – March 5, 2001
  5. Murder of Wallace Gene Johnson – April 27, 1996
  6. Roger Catron – October 21, 1987
  7. Murder of David Lee Snow – March 11, 1986
  8. Murder of James Shorty Holt – March 22, 1989
  9. Murder of Unidentified Person Body Found in Marion County, KY – November 20, 1990
  10. Murder of Patricia Ann Davis Body Found in Adair County, KY – March 5, 1982

Post 16 – (Henderson)

  1. Murder of Andrew H. Reagan – Occurred between September 22 & October 1, 1954
  2. Murder of William Arliss Shelton(aka: Curly) – December 4, 1957
  3. Murder of Preston N. Corbett – September 29, 1970
  4. Murder of Unidentified White Male – Body located on August 14, 1971
  5. Murder of Morris Bechman Vaughn – October 17, 1972
  6. Murder of Mary Ann Crenshaw – April 30, 1973
  7. Missing Person James Mann Morris (aka Mousie) – May 4, 1977
  8. Missing Person James Anthony Galloway – February 15, 1979
  9. Murder of William Lewis Arwood – August 9, 1953
  10. Death Investigation of Kenneth Simpson – Body Discovered on April 25, 1981
  11. Murder of Donald Ray Baird – Body Found on July 24, 1981
  12. Murder of Clifton Jerome McGee – August 16, 1981
  13. Murder of Unknown White Male – 2 – Body found January 7, 1990
  14. Death Investigation of Mary Ethel Dickens – Body found October 2, 1986
  15. Kidnapping Heather D. Teague – August 26, 1995