TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Handgun that was allegedly used in Sharon Ray Murder was found
Date of News Release: 7/27/2004
(TILINE, KY.) On 7-28-04 at approximately 11:00 A.M., detectives with the Kentucky State Police located a handgun allegedly used in the murder of Sharon Ray. Detectives received information the gun was hidden under a log on Robert Gaines farm.
Robert Earl Gaines, 41 of Tiline, was charged on June 30, 2004 with the murder of Sharon Ray. Ray was last seen on April 2, 2004. Detectives located Ray's body in an abandoned well on June 25, 2004. The investigation is continuing by Detective Janet Gabbard.