Missing Persons, Unsolved
Homicides, and Unidentified Remains
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OTHA YOUNG, JR.
Young Jr. of Louisville Kentucky was reported missing by his
family on October 10th, 1996. That is the same day that he
checked out of the Best Western Hotel in Florence, Kentucky.
His skeletal remains and several personal items were
discovered by a city of Florence Public Works Officer eight
years later off the Southbound lane of I-75 in Florence,
Kentucky on November 16, 2004 near the St. Elizabeth's
the time the skeletal remains were found, an anthropological
exam was conducted by the Kentucky State Forensic
Anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig. By December of 2004, the
clues and information gleaned from that exam were made
available. The skeletal remains were determined to have
belonged to a Caucasian male age 45-65, who had suffered
previous injuries to his head, rib, and nose and who had had
open chest/open heart surgery. In addition, the unidentified
male had lower back arthritis, brown wavy hair, and smoked
filtered cigarettes. The post mortem interval was determined
to be in the range of 24 months to ten years.
Originally the unidentified male was thought to be a
homeless man but several clues found at the scene said
good old fashioned detective work and the wonders of modern
forensics, the skeletal remains were identified and the
connection made to the missing man from Louisville, Ky.
Countless investigative hours have been logged on this case
and investigators believe it can be solved.
Please contact the
Florence Police Department at
(859) 647-5420 if you
have any information concerning this crime.
Talk about cold cases--this
case is absolutely ice cold. The Kenton County Sheriff’s
Office needs your help to resolve
a possible homicide. The Kenton County Sheriff’s office has
received information that indicates that a homicide was
perpetrated against an unknown black male in the early
1970’s in Covington, Ky. and that this murder was linked to
organized crime. According to the information available the
unknown black male was shot once in the chest as well as
multiple times in the head and left in the vehicle he had
been sitting in on the side of an unknown road in Covington,
Ky. The murder was reported to have occurred late in the
evening around 9 or 10 p.m.
Please contact Sgt. Damian
Stanton of the Kenton County
Sheriff’s office at
if you have any information concerning this crime.
COUNTY JANE DOE
9, 2001 the body of an unidentified white female was found
in Simpson County Kentucky near Highway 65. The Kentucky
State Police in Bowling Green need your help to identify
her. The above facial reconstruction was provided by
Kentucky State Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig and
while not an exact replica of the victim's likeness, it does
suggest the general shape and structure of her face.
take a minute to read the clues and information listed below
and help to bring her back home to her loved ones. Someone
out there is missing a daughter or a sister or a mother and
you may have the missing piece that could bring an end to
TIME OF DEATH: Between August 1, 2001 and October 1, 2001.
AGE: Between 25- 35 years of age.
HEIGHT: 5'6"- 5'9"
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Light reddish brown hair 12"-14"
long, healed fracture of upper right arm near the shoulder,
teeth that were severely decayed or missing altogether, and
a rose tattoo on her left breast.
FOUND WITH THE BODY: Two rings (pictured below) were found
near the body. Please take a minute to look closely at these
rings. They could hold the key to discovering who she is.
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JEFFERSON COUNTY JANE DOE
The Jefferson County Coroner's
office would like you to take a close look at this clay
facial reconstruction of the skeletal remains of a woman
that were found in 2005 in Shively Kentucky.
In 2006 Dr.
Emily Craig completed the facial reconstruction of the
victim in hopes of revealing this woman's identity.
According to Dr. Craig one of the most prominent and
recognizable features of the woman is her very thin nose and
the flatness of her face is also a trait to note.
was determined to have been between 20 and 40 years of age
and would have stood between 5'2" and 5'4" in height.
Construction work led to the discovery of her skeletal
remains at the 3600 block of Seventh Street in 2005 where
she may have been for as little as one year or for as many
as fifteen years.
Dr. Holmes, coroner of Jefferson County
remarks that everyone who dies deserves dignity and respect
and he is hopeful that these extraordinary measures will
lead to the identify of this woman. Click
Here to watch a news report with additional comments and
information concerning these remains.
If you have any information
concerning this case
Please contact the
JERRY ROWE, JR.
In early May of 2011, a body matching the
general description of Jerry Rowe, Jr.
was recovered from the Licking River. DNA
testing confirmed it was the body of Jerry Rowe, Jr. Our thoughts and prayers
continue to be with the family at this time.
If you have any information on this case,
please contact the investigator listed at the bottom of this
Jerry Rowe Jr., age 26 and father of a young child, went
missing from his home in Royalton Kentucky on January 28th
of 2011. His roommate at the residence reported that they
saw flashlights in the driveway and became afraid and
decided to run from the residence into the area surrounding
their home. The area surrounding Jerry's residence is
particularly rough and rugged terrain and very difficult to
navigate. The roommate returned home sometime later to find
that Jerry had not yet returned. Jerry has yet to come home.
Searches of the area surrounding his home, including a pond,
have not yielded any further clues.
His friends and family are desperate for information that
would indicate where he is or what has happened to him. They
are urging anyone with any information no matter how
insignificant it may seem to please step forward.
Jerry is a white male who is 26 years of age. He is
approximately 6' 1" with short brown hair and blue eyes.
Jerry weighs approximately 160 lbs and is generally
described as having a slender build. Please note that Jerry
has a scar on his right arm from a wound sustained by a
Last week Jerry's cousin Peggy Carver released this
statement for the public:
"Jerry is greatly loved and missed by many .It is so hard
to believe that someone can just disappear without a trace.
This has been a devastating experience for the family. His
mom and dad still walk the hills daily searching .He has a
son that doesn't know where his daddy is. We just want to
find Jerry and bring him home. The family needs closure. We
are devoted to finding him and we will not give up. We pray
everyday that someone comes forward with information that
will lead to Jerrys location."
The family is offering an
reward in connection with this case.
often in cases such as these, the media attention is intense
in the first hours and days of a person's disappearance but
unfortunately as time passes, interest can wane. Please help
Jerry's family get the answers they so desperately seek. If
you have any information at all, no matter how insignificant
or unimportant it may seem, the investigator in this case
wants to hear from you. You can be a vital part of solving
this mystery and bringing this family the answers that they
Please contact Detective
Hamilton of Kentucky State Police at
or e-mail him at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you
have any information concerning this crime. You can remain