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The Disappearance of Erica Fraysure

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October 21, 1997, Erica Fraysure disappeared without a trace in the tiny town of Brooksville, Kentucky. Her car was found the next day but she has never been seen again. Where is Erica Fraysure? Who was Erica Fraysure? Erica Fraysure was a senior at Bracken County High School. She was planning to attend Northern Kentucky University after graduation to study accounting. She made a request for more hours at Carota's Pizza to save money. Erica was a great student who was witty and funny. Her home life was normal according to all the information I have found. She was a typical small-town girl. Erica had recently been hanging out with a "rough crowd". There are no indications that something would have caused her to walk away from her life on her own. October 21, 1997 Erica was seen between 9 and 10 pm at Video-N-Tan. She was driving toward her home in Germantown, Kentucky. Ultimately, Erica never arrived home . She had spent the evening "cruising" around town wit

The Disappearance of Brookelyn Farthing

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June 22, 2013, is the last time Brookelyn Farthing was seen after a mysterious fire at a friend's house. Where is Brookelyn Shae Farthing? Who is Brookelyn? At the time of her disappearance, Brookelyn was an 18-year-old blonde from Berea, Kentucky.  Brookelyn's sister has described her as "a spunky, tell you how it is, loveable person. She loved animals and the outdoors. But she was a true girly girl, who loved pink and camouflage. She would do anything to help anyone. She had the sweetest deep long country sounding voice you can only find in Kentucky."   She  sounds like a typical girl here in Kentuckiana. The Night of Her Disappearance The night Brookelyn Farthing disappeared, she went out with her younger sister and cousin to a birthday party.  Shortly after arriving, her cousin and sister decided to leave. Brooke had made plans to spend the night with a close friend and had taken some things with her for that. However, those plans fell through. She had a disa

The Death of Ryan Kinnion

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On September 14, 2014, Ryan Kinnion was found along the side of the road in Louisville, Kentucky. He died within 24 hours. What happened to Ryan Kinnion?  September 14th Ryan had gone out with some friends that evening after spending the day at home. He made plans to be home in time to go to church with his mom the next morning. He went out with friends to New Directions on Westport Road in Louisville. While he had been drinking, there was no way he could have gotten to where he was found his own. The bar is nearly 10 miles from where he was discovered. 24 Hours After an anonymous tip to authorities, Ryan's mother was notified that he was in the hospital at the University of Louisville. According to Osanna, Ryan's mother, very very few people knew where he lived. After she arrived at the hospital, Ryan was taken for a test. The test was to assess his brain activity. Unfortunately, the news she received was not good. He had a serious head injury but no one was sure just how i

The Disappearance of Sonya Bradley

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On October 10, 2002, Sonya Bradley disappeared without a trace in Eddyville, Kentucky. However, when she did not show up to the hospital, her family knew something was wrong. Where is Sonya Bradley?  Medical Issues Sonya Bradley had several diagnoses that required regular medication. In January 2002, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In addition, she also had lupus, mitral valve prolapse, and multiple sclerosis. Prior to her disappearance, Bradley had a run of bad luck. Her home and furniture were repossessed. She had medical bills that were causing a financial burden.   Disappearance When she disappeared, all of her medication was in her apartment. In addition, her purse, cigarettes, and clothes. The last person to see Sonya was her boyfriend, William "David" West.  The day she disappeared, one of her teenage girls was involved in a near-fatal car accident. When Sonya did not come to the hospital, her family knew something wasn't right. From the start, her fami

The Murder of Margaret Anderson

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On July 17, 2006, police recieved a call of a person deceased within their home in Ledbetter, Kentucky. Who killed Margaret Anderson? This is another case that very little information is available on.  A neighbor discovered the door ajar at Margaret Anderson's home in Ledbetter, Kentucky. Inside the home, Margaret was found deceased.  Police determined that someone broke into her home and stabbed her several times in the chest, back and hands. Neighbors who were interviewed were shocked that this had occurred. And, ladies and gentlemen, that is all I have on the murder of Margaret Anderson. If you have any information regarding her murder, please call the Kentucky State Police at 270-856-3721 .    Sources Kentucky State Police   Homicide suspected after Ledbetter woman found dead in her home - KFVS12   West Kentucky Star

The Disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker

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On November 1st, 2007 in Greenwich, New York, 12-year-old Jaliek Rainwalker disappeared in the middle of the night an has not been seen since . Who Was Jaliek? Jaliek was adopted by Stephen Kerr and Jocelyn McDonald. He had been with them since 2002. Jaleik had a very hard life from his birth. He was born addicted to drugs and spent his early life in different foster homes.  Due to his beginnings, he was emotionally troubled and prone to outbursts. His prior foster parents had planned on adopting him until he attacked their daughter. At the time of his disappearance, Jaliek was not receiving therapy or medication for his mental conditions. Kerr and McDonald had also reached out to a crisis line and made a request to reverse the adoption. Non-traditional Home Life Life with Kerr and McDonald was not conventional. They lived without running water. They only supplied power to the house for so many hours a day via a generator. Both parents believed this was bette

The Death of Amanda Lee Vansycoc

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In 2001, Amanda Lee Vansyoc was found in a rural area of Indiana strangled. To this day, her killer is still out there. Who Killed Amanda Vanscyoc? Amanda Lee Vanscyoc had been running with the wrong crowd. She was implicated in a burglary and arrested in connection with car theft. Despite all of this, she was starting to turn her life around. She was on probation at the time but was trying to make changes to her life. Amanda began distancing herself from the people leading her down the wrong path. She had also agreed to be a narcotics informant with police. Things were moving in the right direction. What Happened to Amanda? On the morning of November 9th, she had a second interview with a local store. Her mother made sure she was up before leaving for work. This was the last time Amanda was seen. Her body was found near the Ohio River on November 13, 2001. Wrapped in a rug/carpet, Amanda Vanscyoc had been strangled. Through the course of the investigation, police say that the area h

The Disappearance of Kimberly Abercrombie

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In 2013, a young mother disappeared without a trace from a small Kentucky town. However, her case received minimal coverage at best. Where is Kimberly Abercrombie?   Kimberly Abercrombie was 23 years old when she disappeared. Her husband had been deployed to Afghanistan which left her to take care of their children. She was working at a bar and grill after moving back to Brooksville, Kentucky. The day she disappeared she said she was going to return home later. However, she never returned. Her car was found the next day near a park in Johnsville, Kentucky.      Her case received little attention from the media. Most likely due to her history with drugs. Ultimately, this is all the information I was able to find on the disappearance of Kimberly Abercrombie. If you have information regarding her disappearance, please call the Kentucky State Police at 859-428-1212.   Sources: The Charley Project PL8 PIC Track Missing KY Missing

The Death of LaVena Johnson

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Just days before her 20th birthday, LaVena Johnson's body was found in a tent in Balad, Iraq. The tent had been set on fire but the biggest question remains unanswered. Who killed LaVena Johnson? Who Was LaVena Johnson? She was an honors student and graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri. LaVena had decided to go into the Army to help pay for her education as she did not want to place a greater financial burden on her parents. Despite their reservations, she enlisted.Private First Class Johnson served from 2003 until her death which the Army ruled a suicide. LaVena Johnson was deployed to Iraq just 2 months before her death. However, that ruling never sat well with her family. Questions From the Family Private LaVena Johnson's death was quickly ruled a suicide. Her parents were supposed to be informed of the autopsy findings immediately. However, they were not contacted until August 3, 2005. The autopsy was completed on July 22, 2005.  Thi

The Disappearane of Crystal Grubb

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  October 1, 2010, a body is discovered in a cornfield just north of Bloomington, Indiana. It is the body of a young mother, Crystal Grubb, laid among the rows of corn stalks. I came across this case while researching the very publicized case of Lauren Spierer. I had never heard about Crystal despite being somewhat local to Bloomington. So, I switched gears (not that Lauren's case isn't as important) because cases like this are often overshadowed by larger cases. Many feel that Crystal's case was given less publicity because of her socioeconomic situation. In fact, if you google this case you will get results for articles on Lauren. Who is Crystal Grubb? Crystal was born on August 22, 1981, to a working-class family in Bloomington, Indiana. She was a high school dropout who had a history with drugs. At a young age, she met an older man and had 2 daughters. Her life was not an easy one. In the last few years of her life, Crystal got deeper into drugs including meth.

The Disappearance of Ann Gotlib

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On June 1, 1983 in Louisville, Kentucky, 12one-year-old Ann Gotlib rode her bike to Bashford Manor Mall and was never seen again.      Ann was a Russian Jewish immigrant who moved to the United States in 1980 with her parents, Anatoly and Lyudmila Gotlib. Born on May 5, 1971, in Russia, Ann was fluent in both Russian and English. We do know that she had red curly hair, gray eyes, and freckles. She lived very close to the mall and was last seen between 5:30-6: 00 pm that evening.  Then nothing.  She's never been seen since. The Investigation into the Disappearance of Ann Here is what we do know about the investigation:  • The FBI was involved.   • 2 sex offenders in the area were questioned.  No further information is available regarding this. I can only assume they had alibis or nothing tying them to the crime.   • Her bike was found outside Bacon's department store.   • Bloodhounds tracked her scent to a ditch near the mall and to the apartment window of Ann's friend