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    KY - Randy Russ, 54, UC professor, Dry Ridge, 15 August 2014

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    UC Professor goes missing, family desperate to find him

    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
    A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC and his family says for him to miss the first week of school means something isn't right. "We were wanting to pass out flyers to see if anyone has seen him in the area," says Connie Fetters, holding up a flyer with her brother's picture in the center. Fetters and Russ's daughter Kate are heading to Dry Ridge to hand out the flyers hoping someone will recognize Randy. "He didn't pick up his best friend from the doctor. They've been best friends since he was kids. That kind of worried me. Then, we went out to his house and all the mail was piled up," said Kate Russ. Police say a neighbor last saw Randy at his Dry Ridge home on Aug. 17 but since then his phone has been disconnected. His dogs were left alone inside his home and Randy along with his Ford Focus station wagon are gone. "This is totally not him," said Connie.
    http://www.fox19.com/story/26421581/...g-uc-professor

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    Well liked (read easy) professor:

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/Show...jsp?tid=757474

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    http://www.wcpo.com/news/region-nort...ince-august-16

    The friend found Russ' back door unlocked, so he went inside. He found Russ' pets, three dogs and a cat, which hadn't been cared for in a couple weeks. Animal hair and feces were spread throughout the home.

    Russ' prescription medication was also left inside.

    His sister said he wouldn't have intentionally left his home in that shape. "He had clothes in the washer that had not been put in the dryer," Connie Fetters said. "It's not like he's packed up and left."
    http://www.700wlw.com/articles/local...-find-12722763

    Fetters said that police have not found any reason for someone to hurt her brother. But she believed someone or something is keeping him from home.
    Randy's FB: https://www.facebook.com/randall.russ.5

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    According to fb, he's widowed. I wonder when his wife passed away and if this could be depression related to that? He also has two daughters...one is posting on fb trying to find him, the other is taking fish face selfies.

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    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    It has been reported that he was friendly and loved to talk to others but no one missed him for 2 weeks. That is ODD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angela View Post
    It has been reported that he was friendly and loved to talk to others but no one missed him for 2 weeks. That is ODD.
    Quite strange.
    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    His wife died in 2004 according to this article.
    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/57546...ushpmg00000063

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    Quote Originally Posted by rizzo0904 View Post
    According to fb, he's widowed. I wonder when his wife passed away and if this could be depression related to that? He also has two daughters...one is posting on fb trying to find him, the other is taking fish face selfies.

    Only Kate and her sister are mentioned, but I wonder if he has any step-kids?

    Kate said her father has lived alone since the passing of her stepmother in January 2004.
    Also, this is very odd wording to me:

    The state police said it is too soon to determine whether Randy has met with foul play.

    "We got some guys working on it," Jones said. "They are trying to get with his cell phone carrier [to find out] the last time it was used. They are also going to his bank to see if there has been any movement in his bank account. We're looking at every avenue we can right now."
    KSP doesn't sound especially concerned or urgent about this.

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    This article is totally different than the HP one. That one said KATE and other relatives went to the house after all the odd things added up and raised alarm flags, and then discovered everything amiss (and some things missing) in the home.

    Whereas this one says THE BEST FRIEND (who R was supposed to take to the appointment) went to the home, discovered everything amiss, the prescriptions there, etc. And then has his sister as the one saying basically everything Kate was quoted as saying in the HP one.

    Definitely doesn't seem to be a good sign that the medication in the house is heart medication.

    Fetters said Randall is supposed to take his heart medication and is due for a doctor's appointment in a few weeks.
    This is also interesting:

    "He's a good-hearted person," Fetters said. "He'd do anything in the world to help anybody in the world, and I'm just hoping that's not what got him in trouble."
    Here it sounds like R's sister (the 'Fetters' quoted above) is the one who is afraid something has happened to him, and if Kate (daughter) may be thinking he may have left by choice?

    "We're all here for him no matter what the situation is," Katie said. "We just want him home and we just want to know he's safe and that he's okay no matter what might be the reason he's gone. We just want him home."
    The HP article very much seems to indicate Kate thinks he's gone (and not by choice) and something happened - for all the reasons his sister stated here.

    Sort of seems like there's a mix up of who's saying what in the media maybe?


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    Hmm. Doubtful it is suicide with no note. I realize that no note suicides are prevalent, but it seems to me that he would want his animals cared for. Most likely a car accident, IMO.

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    I would like to know the driving routes Randy would take regularly. Anywhere his car could have gone off the road would be a good place to begin searching. I feel that Randy is probably deceased, but that his death could be either accidental or foul play. I guess I mostly wonder whether this was an accident due to the car not yet being found abandoned, which we see so often in foul play cases.

    I hope the family can get some help from LE. Doesn't sound like there is much effort on their part.
    Just my opinion!

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    According to Kate, a search of the house revealed that several items were missing, including jewelry, a rifle and a pistol.
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...ushpmg00000063

    While the guns missing could suggest he was suicidal, his missing a friend's appointment (to give him a ride), leaving his pets unattended and leaving clothes in the washer suggest otherwise. I had thought the possibility of a hunting accident, but why would he take jewelry with him to hunt?

    Without knowing about the missing items, I would think that he'd gotten an emergency phone call and took off. Missing jewelry indicates theft unless he'd sold it or given it away without his family's knowledge. I wonder if it's women's jewelry that's missing and if it was his wife's. If so, has he been seeing someone? Have LE checked his computer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Anna View Post
    <snipped>

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...ushpmg00000063

    While the guns missing could suggest he was suicidal, his missing a friend's appointment (to give him a ride), leaving his pets unattended and leaving clothes in the washer suggest otherwise. I had thought the possibility of a hunting accident, but why would he take jewelry with him to hunt?

    Without knowing about the missing items, I would think that he'd gotten an emergency phone call and took off. Missing jewelry indicates theft unless he'd sold it or given it away without his family's knowledge. I wonder if it's women's jewelry that's missing and if it was his wife's. If so, has he been seeing someone? Have LE checked his computer?
    This seems unlikely, but it could be possible he pawned those items. Jewelry and firearms are popular items to pawn when one is in need of cash. And I highly doubt he would have told his family if that was the case.
    Just my opinion!

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    According to Kate, a search of the house revealed that several items were missing, including jewelry, a rifle and a pistol.

    "Other than the missing items, it looked like he had stepped out and intended to return," said Kate. "He had clothes in the washer waiting to be switched over to the dryer, and all his medications were still in the house."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...ushpmg00000063
    Changed my mind. This info leads me more towards foul play. Def. not suicide, IMO.

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