Contact: TFC Billy Gregory
KSP Public Affairs Officer
Ph: 270.805.1703 (cell)
Due to the large volume of media calls and interview requests, KSP has set up a media staging area in Washington County reference to the search for 7-year-old Randall Leon Chesser.
Willisburg Cemetery Chapel
2680 Lawrenceburg Road
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TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Missing Juvenile in Washington County Has Been Found
Date of News Release: 09/26/2011
(Springfield, KY) – 7-year-old Randall Chesser has been found. He was conscious and responsive. He was found at 2:45 PM EDT by a ground search team from Mercer County, KY next to a creek approximately 3 miles from his residence. He is being transported to an undisclosed medical facility for observation.
A press conference has been scheduled for 4:00 PM EDT at the Willisburg Fire Department, 2620 Lawrenceburg Road in Willisburg, KY.
Original News Releases Below:
KSP Expanding Search for Missing Juvenile in Washington County
Date of News Release: 09/26/2011
(Springfield, KY) – The Kentucky State Police are expanding the search for 7-year-old Randall Leon Chesser. In spite of inclement weather the field search will continue this morning as 60 Cadets from the Kentucky State Police Training Academy will join in the effort. KSP is looking to expand the geographical area of the search and have reached out to the military for addtitional air support that will be provided once the weather breaks.
The Center for Missing and Exploited Children (www.missingkids.com) has also joined in the search and are distributing flyers and posters via email and fax throughout the state. A reverse 911 call to residences within a 27 mile radius was made late last night to over 450 homes. The call contained a message describing Randall and asking citizens to call with any information. A second call will follow today with additional information.
A representative from TEAM ADAM has also been deployed and will be assisting. Team Adam is a National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) program designed to fulfill federal mandates by providing technical assistance and resources to law-enforcement agencies involved in the investigation of critically missing or abducted children cases and cases of child sexual exploitation. Team Adam also provides resources and services to victim families.
KSP are asking all citizens in the area to be diligent in observing for Randall and to include a detailed search of their residence, out buildings, vehicles and property. Any one with information can contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or 270-384-4796.
Original News Release Below:
Missing Juvenile in Washington County
Date of News Release: 09/25/2011
(Springfield, KY) – The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating the disappearance of 7-year-old Randall Leon Chesser. Randall was last seen wearing a light blue hoodie, blue jeans and cowboy boots with spurs. He is a white male, four foot tall, weighing approximately 40 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He has a birthmark in the hairline above his forehead and is Autistic.
Randall was last seen by his family at their residence at 4482 Lawrenceburg Rd in Willisburg, KY at approximately 6:00 PM EDT on Saturday September 24th. After searching for several hours the family contacted the Washington County Sheriff's Department requesting assistance. At 1:18 AM EDT the Sheriff's Department asked KSP to handle the investigation.
Search parties have been looking for Randall by foot, horseback, ATV, helicopter and auto. Local volunteers, Fire, EMS, Rescue and Law Enforcement agencies along with the Commonwealth Search & Rescue Dog Team are assisting.
KSP Investigators have found no evidence to lead them to believe that an abduction has ocurred thus not meeting the Amber Alert criteria. The Kentucky State Police are asking that anyone with any information please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. Any hunter that may have a trail camera in the area of the Rock Run Creek is asked to review their footage and contact KSP if any information becomes available. KSP Detective Bradley Stotts is investigating.