Ora Aylene Lawrence-Barrick

Post by my dear friend Crimeblogger1983: “We just want to give our mother a proper burial and to really know that she’s at peace,” said Barrick’s daughter, Kaye Biggers. “That’s what has bothered me the most all these years, thinking about how she died and just wondering if her spirit is at peace.” DATE OF…

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

There isn’t much available in the ways of news media concerning the disappearance of Ben, but luckily I was able to reach out to some of his friends and family, and they took the time to tell me about him. I want to start with the details leading up to his disappearance. Ben had been…