Ruvil Hale

“I’d love to know what happened to him,  but I don’t think we’ll ever know.” When we hear or talk about Paintsville, Ky, it normally calls to mind Butcher Hollow and Loretta Lynn. However, I doubt the majority of folks have never heard the name, Ruvil Hale. Ruvil Hale was 43 years old, and being cared…

Michael K. Gorley

“You can only be so strong for so long,” said Jennifer Coffey, Gorley’s sister. “I just want to be able to visit his grave and put flowers on it and just talk to him in peace without all that extra chaos. That would mean a lot.”   Michael K. Gorley, 38, was hanging out with some…

Crystal Branham Hall

“I search and I search and I’ll keep on searching. Anytime I hear gossip about her, I take it to the police,” Branham said. “I’m doing everything I can to find my baby.” Crystal Branham-Hall, 24,  had been staying at her sisters’ apartment at 108 Kentucky Avenue in downtown Pikeville, Ky. On the night of March…

Cecil Burkhart

“If something has happened to him, I would really like to know so we can at least give him a proper burial. He really deserves that much. We deserve that much.” On July 1, 2016, 30-year-old Cecil Burkhart was dropped off on Teges Creek Road in Manchester, Ky by his brother Jeff. Cecil had managed…

Benjamin Brewer

This disappearance is the ‘newest’ one I’ve done so far. I say new because he’s been missing for nearly 8 months at the time I’m writing this. Still, that’s 8 months that his family have endured without knowing where he is. Without knowing how he is. There wasn’t much available in the ways of news…

Thomas E. Profitt

On May 3, 2006, 46-year old Thomas E. Profitt called his daughter Amanda. She had just had a baby, and Thomas was making a last minute check-in before he left to go see his newborn granddaughter. He asked Amanda if she needed anything, then told her he would be there in a minute. That was…