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Human remains identified as Robert Jones

Date of News Release: 08/08/2016

COLUMBIA, Ky. (August 8, 2016) - Human remains found off KY Highway 60 and Goshen Road near Winchester, KY on Friday, August 5th, 2016 have been identified as 38-year-old Robert Jones. Jones and his girlfriend, Crystal Warner had been reported missing in early July by family members. 52-year-old Craig Pennington was charged with his Murder on July 8th, 2016. Robert Jones was identified today through dental records and additional testing will be performed in an attempt to determine the exact cause of death. The investigation is on going and the search for Crystal Warner continues.

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Arrest made in connection to missing northern Kentucky couple

Date of News Release: 07/08/2016

Springfield, Ky. (July 8, 2016) - 52-year-old Craig Pennington, of Springfield, has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of Murder in connection to the disappearance of a northern Kentucky couple, 38-year-old Robert K. Jones and 35-year-old Crystal J. Warner.

Pennington was arrested today at 7:00 AM EDT on Texas Mackville Road, 7 miles east of Springfield and is currently lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. The ongoing investigation has revealed evidence that the couple is deceased but their remains have not been recovered.

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Kentucky State Police Locate Car Belonging to Missing Couple

Date of News Release: 07/08/2016

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Georgetown, Ky. (July 8, 2016) - Kentucky State Police recovered a car belonging to Crystal Warner around 2:00 am this morning.

Post 12 Frankfort received a call from Post 15 Columbia with a possible location of Crystal Warner's vehicle, off an exit of Interstate 75. Georgetown PD, the Scott County Sheriff Office, and Kentucky State Police Post 6 Dry Ridge were contacted to assist in the search and the vehicle was located in a gravel lot off the 125 exit in Georgetown. No one was in the vehicle. Officers and K9 Units searched the immediate area and an empty field directly behind the gravel lot for any evidence of the couple's whereabouts.

The vehicle was towed to the Kentucky State Police impound lot at Post 12 for processing.

The Crystal Warner and Robert Jones are still missing at this time.

Kentucky State Police were assisted at the scene by the Scott County Sheriff's Office, Georgetown Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police Post 12 Accident Reconstruction Unit.

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Post 15 Asking for Assistance in Locating Missing Couple

Date of News Release: 07/07/2016

Columbia, Ky. (July 7, 2016) - Kentucky State Police, Post 15 is asking for the public's assistance in attempting to locate 38-year-old Robert K. Jones and 35-year-old Crystal J. Warner. Jones and Warner were last seen at a residence on Texas Road in Springfield, KY on Sunday, July 3rd at approximately 7:00 PM EDT. The couple (unmarried) live in Florence, KY and were last seen in a Gray 2012 Volkswagen with KY registration plate 9485-FS. Last cell phone records indicate that the last usage for Jones and Warner was on July 3rd on I-64 near Frankfort, KY.

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Jones is a 6'1" white male, weighing 200 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes.

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Warner is 5'2" white female, weighing 130 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has any information, contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. Tpr. Morris Farris is investigating.