Thomas E. Profitt

On May 3, 2006, 46-year old Thomas E. Profitt called his daughter Amanda. She had just delivered Tom’s granddaughter 14 weeks early, and he was making a last-minute check-in before he headed to the hospital. He asked Amanda if she needed anything, then told her he would be there in a minute.

That was the last time she heard from him.

After Tom was reported missing, authorities questioned Tom’s wife Anna about his disappearance. She claimed that the last time she saw him they had gotten into an argument and he was suicidal, telling her that he was “going to the river and she would never see him again.”

Thomas’s car, a 1997 maroon and red Buick Century (plate # 165-ADW) with a personalized plate that said ‘Tom and Anna’ has been missing since May 3rd as well.

What I can’t understand here is if Tom was indeed suicidal, why would he tell his daughter he would be to see her and his granddaughter in a few minutes? From all accounts of his family and friends, he was excited about getting to see and spend time with his granddaughter.

One week after Tom’s disappearance, Anna called his daughter, telling her that if she wanted her dad’s stuff to come and get it. This also seems unusual to me. It’s only been a week, there’s still a possibility of him returning…unless of course, you knew he wasn’t. After the call, Tom’s family went to the home he had shared with Anna to retrieve his belongings. All of the things that had belonged to Tom were boxed up and waiting, however, Tom’s sister wanted to look around the house (perfectly reasonable if you ask me). As she was walking, she noticed a small doored storage area underneath the stairs. The lock was broken, and her curiosity peaked. She went to look inside but was intercepted by Anna’s sister, who promptly wanted to know “what do you think you’re doing?”

Another strange occurrence to note is that shortly after Tom vanished, police were able to obtain his cellphone data. The information showed Tom’s cellphone pinged in an area close to Anna’s sisters home. When LE went to investigate, they located a storage building but were denied access because they didn’t have a warrant. They returned with one soon after, but the storage building was open and empty.

Another strange occurrence to note is that shortly after Tom vanished, police were able to obtain his cellphone data. The information showed Tom’s cellphone pinged in an area close to Anna’s sisters home. When LE went to investigate, they located a storage building but were denied access because they didn’t have a warrant. They returned with one soon after, but the storage building was open and empty.

Tom’s family believe that Anna and her family know more about what happened to Tom, but Anna has refused a polygraph and she apparently hasn’t responded to any media outlets attempts to speak with her.

In 2014 tips lead the Winchester Police Department to search the Kentucky River near Fort Boonesboro. They were searching for a car but wouldn’t elaborate on what lead them to search the river.

Thomas’s disappearance is being investigated by the Winchester Police Department

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03/21/2021 – added updates.

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