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Murder, Kidnapping, & Tampering with Evidence Arrest in Butler County

Date of News Release: 11/20/2007

(Bowling Green, KY) - On January 15, 2000, the Kentucky State Police received a report from hunters that they had discovered the body of a white female in a cemetery in rural Butler County. Detectives from the Kentucky State Police sent the body to the Kentucky State Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy. The autopsy revealed that Ms. Childress was the victim of a homicide. Detectives continued investigating the Murder for several years, and recent information gained by KSP Detectives and Sheriff Joe Gaddie led to the Butler County Grand Jury issuing a sealed indictment for Dennis Childers' arrest. Dennis Childers is currently lodged in the Butler County Jail on a $500,000.00 cash bond.

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