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    KY - Joyce Gaines Crider, 32, Lexington, 27 October 2002

    Police and FBI agents were searching an area of Perry County Wednesday for the body of a Lexington woman who has been missing since 2002.

    Officials on horses and ATV's were searching an industrial park near Hazard for the body of Joyce Crider, who disappeared in October 2002. Officials on the scene say a tip led them to the area.

    It is the third time a search has been conducted for Crider, who was 32 at the time of her disappearance. Her brother said she was last known to be headed for the Holiday Inn on Athens-Boonesboro Road. Her car was found in a Fayette County parking lot several weeks after she disappeared.

    Crider's former husband, Bill Crider, was questioned shortly after her disappearance, but was never charged with any crime.

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    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-108999385.html

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    TRANSCRIPT: thanks for joing us at 11. im kevin christopher. nancy cox is on assignment. joyce crider disappeared in october of 2000. now her family hopes aard will help them find out what happened. today, lex 18s richard devayne spoke with mike gaines about his missing sister. he joins us live from justin court off clays mill road in lexington. and they say there are 20 thousand reasons to come forward. thatshe lex 18 big story at 11. a desire for answers... you wake up with it you go to bed wh it. what mike gaines and the rest of his family are living with is the fact that they will probably never see their loved one again. you get a piece of your life that youve grown up with thats ripped away from you and all that youve got left is this gigantic hole. joy went missing in october of 2002... MORE AT LINK ABOVE.


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    http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/14049859.htm

    Police search tied to missing woman
    By Cassondra Kirby
    HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER

    Lexington police spent much of today combing a farm in rural Fayette County on Athens-Boonesboro Road.
    Police were releasing few details about their search, in which cadaver dogs -- used to locate human remains -- were assisting. But Lexington police Sgt. Paul Williams said investigators have left no stone unturned, including draining a cistern, which stores rainwater underground.
    "We're following up on a lead and we have not found anything of criminal significance," Williams said earlier today.
    He would not comment on what police were looking for on the farm at 4250 Athens-Boonesboro Road.
    But the search appears to be linked to Joyce Crider, who has been missing since 2002.
    According to Fayette County property records, the farm is owned by Lucille Barnes, who is the mother of Mitchell Barnes.
    Mitchell Barnes employs Bill Crider at his Spare Parts & Equipment Company on Richmond Avenue in Lexington, Crider said. Crider's estranged wife, Joyce Crider, has been missing for more than three years.
    Joyce Crider was last seen about 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27, 2002, when she told a friend she was going to see Bill Crider at the Holiday Inn on Athens-Boonesboro Road, where he was living. No one has seen or heard from her since then, and there hasn't been any activity in her bank accounts or on her cell phone, according to Joyce Crider's brother, Mike Gaines.
    In November, Lexington police searched the field next to the Holiday Inn on Athens-Boonesboro Road but found nothing, Gaines said.
    Bill and Joyce Crider, who had married Nov. 20, 1999, broke up just shy of their two-year anniversary. The split was almost a year before Joyce Crider vanished, but their divorce dragged out. The day after she disappeared, Joyce Crider was scheduled to give a deposition in the case, Gaines said.
    But Bill Crider has maintained that he didn't have anything to do with Joyce Crider's disappearance. Today, he said he has proof that she is still alive.
    "There's nothing wrong with that lady," he said. "The woman's not dead. All the police are doing is wasting the taxpayers' money."

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    Dogs search farm; cistern drained
    POLICE REFUSE TO GIVE ANY DETAILS
    By Cassondra Kirby
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    http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/14053580.htm

    Lexington police used cadaver dogs and drained an underground cistern yesterday as they searched a farm in rural Fayette County on Athens-Boonesboro Road.

    Police released few details about the search and would not say what they were searching for. But Lexington police Sgt. Paul Williams said investigators left no stone unturned on the property, including draining the cistern, which stores water underground.

    "We're following up on a lead and we have not found anything of criminal significance," Williams said yesterday.

    The search appears to be linked to the disappearance of Joyce Gaines Crider of Lexington in 2002.

    According to Fayette County property records, the farm at 4250 Athens-Boonesboro Road is owned by Lucille Barnes, who is the mother of Mitchell Barnes. He employs Bill Crider, Joyce Crider's former husband, at his Spare Parts & Equipment Co. on Richmond Avenue in Lexington.

    Police would not confirm that the search had anything to do with Joyce Crider's disappearance.

    Joyce Crider was last seen about 7:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2002, when she told a friend she was going to see Bill Crider at the Holiday Inn hotel on Athens-Boonesboro Road, where he was living. No one has seen or heard from her since then, said Joyce Crider's brother, Mike Gaines.

    In the years since Joyce Crider vanished, police have investigated Bill Crider, but have not made any arrests. What they have found is that he initially lied about when he last saw Joyce Crider.

    But Bill Crider has maintained that he didn't have anything to do with Joyce Crider's disappearance. Yesterday, he said he has proof that she is still alive.

    "There's nothing wrong with that lady," he said. "The woman's not dead. All the police are doing is wasting the taxpayers' money."

    Bill Crider said he has a phone call recording of Joyce Crider, who called him after her disappearance. He says he also has a national credit report showing that she applied for credit after her disappearance.

    But Bill Crider says both the police and news media refuse to hear his side of the story.

    "They already have in their minds what happened. I'm guilty aren't I?" he said yesterday. "But if I'm guilty, why don't the Lexington police department or the FBI do something?"

    Bill and Joyce Crider, who married Nov. 20, 1999, broke up just shy of their two-year anniversary.

    The day after she disappeared, Joyce Crider was scheduled to give a deposition in the divorce case, Gaines said. She intended to implicate Bill Crider then in insurance fraud, according to sworn police statements. The divorce was finalized in 2003, without Joyce Crider.

    Gaines, Joyce Crider's only sibling, said yesterday that he honestly thinks that his sister is dead.

    "I think the Lexington police are doing a very good job, as best as they are able to do, and they are doing everything they can to bring this to a resolution," Gaines said. "And the good thing about this is they are not going to let this rest."
    Reach Cassondra Kirby at (859) 231-3266, 1-800-950-6397, Ext. 3266, or ckirby@herald-leader.com.

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    Lexington Woman Missing for Three Years
    Michelle Rauch
    Oct 21, 16:45 PM EDT



    "There is some frustration that has piled on top of the hole in your heart." Mike Gaines says the pain of losing his sister three years ago is just as great today as it was the day she disappeared.

    "You desire to get that family feeling and its not there and deep down you know it's not going to be there, so it just gets worse."

    "All cases we have that are open may get cold, but they are not closed," says Sgt. Paul Williams who is an investigator in the homicide unit.

    Sgt. Williams keeps Joyce Criders case file, a very thick case file, at his desk. Investigators have interviewed witnesses again during the last year and have identified new witnesses they will be talking to soon.

    "It's important that people who have information come forward. Sometimes they suffer from the illusion we know things that we don't," Williams says.

    In that sense police are hoping time will be on their side, prompting someone to feel more comfortable coming forward with information.

    Despite few leads in Joyce's disappearance, there have been other new developments during the last year. Her divorce from Bill Crider is final. Appeals on the settlement are exhausted and her Lexington home has been sold. Her family knows she will not be coming back.

    "I truly believe there is one person out there who can make a difference," says Mike Gaines.

    Her family hopes that one piece of information that can break the case will come sooner instead of later. They are confident it will happen some day.

    "I really want to know where she is and what's going on, whats happened. The family wants to know,my mom wants to know," says Gaines.

    If you have information about the disappearance of Joyce Gaines Crider call Lexington police detectives at (859) 258-3700 or Bluegrass Crimestoppers at (859) 253-2020 or toll free 877-970-2020.

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    New Information In the Disappearance of a Lexington Woman

    Three years after she disappeared the search resumes for a missing Lexington woman.

    Joyce Crider was last seen in October of 2002. Police have had few leads in her disappearance, until now.

    The FBI searched an area off Athens-Boonesboro Road near Interstate 75 on Wednesday. Agents used cadaver dogs to search the work site for Crider's body.

    Lexington police would not say why the FBI searched the area.

    In a previous interview, Crider's family told 27 NEWSFIRST they felt Joyce's ex-husband had something to do with her disappearance. He was living in a hotel next to the search site when Crider disappeared. Police would not comment on whether that had anything to do with Wednesday's search.

    The case is still considered a missing person's case. No charges have been filed.

    If you have information about Crider's disappearance you are asked to contact Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020. You could receive a reward for information.

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    Lexingtonian missing since Oct. 27

    WOMAN WAS SET TO GET ON WITH LIFE

    By Louise Taylor

    HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER


    By most accounts, Joyce Crider was looking forward to moving on with her life in late October.

    She had a lot of bad memories from the preceding year to leave behind: A gas explosion had destroyed her Dayton Avenue home and all it contained; her husband's Dodge Ram was ruined after it caught fire; one of their dogs abruptly died; and she was in the middle of a divorce that her lawyer says was nastier than most.

    Then, on Oct. 27 -- the day before she was to sell the burned-out remains of the house and two days before she was scheduled to give a deposition in her divorce -- Joyce Elaine Gaines Steuart Crider vanished.

    Her bank accounts have been deathly still. Her cellular telephone silent.

    Two of her four Husky dogs, Cotton and Bandit, were left in kennels inside her home on Jason Court, as if she were leaving for just a few hours, said her brother, Michael Gaines.

    She didn't take her knee brace, which she needed even for a trip to Wal-Mart.

    On Dec. 12, her green 1993 Infiniti G20 was found in a Fayette County parking lot after someone noticed it was still covered with snow. The police are not disclosing where the car was found.

    Her mother and brother want to hope for the best, but they fear the worst.

    "It's really strange," said Gaines, Joyce Crider's only sibling. "I have great hopes that everything is OK and that she just decided to get a sun tan some place.

    "But in my gut, I believe that something horrible has happened."

    Crider's mother, Joan Gaines, has difficulty talking about her. She was feeding her daughter's dogs last week at the Criders' new home on Jason Court when a reporter approached. All she could do was cry.

    Police detectives have put Joyce Crider's name into the National Crime Information Center, a nationwide system designed to find missing or wanted people during traffic stops and other brushes with law enforcement. It is also used to compare unidentified bodies with missing-person reports.

    "If any law enforcement runs across her anywhere in the nation, we will know about it," said Lt. James Curless. But even he sounded dubious: "What often differentiates a missing person from foul play or homicide is having the body."

    Her husband, Bill Crider, said he has no idea where his estranged wife is.

    "At first I really thought she was with some of her family in Pennsylvania," he said. "But the longer it goes, it does look like something may have happened.

    "The detective came and talked to me twice, and he said they were checking leads that she had been corresponding with a couple of people on the Internet, on Udate.com."

    The police would not comment on the possibility of an Internet romance.

    Failed romances

    Joyce Crider is 32, a stout woman with strawberry blond hair, who stands 5-foot-3 and weighs 230 pounds; she limps. She collects dolls and clowns. She loves going to the movies, and frequently rents videos at Blockbuster.

    She had been taking a medical transcriptionist class when she disappeared and had done clerical work at the Lexington Clinic, at Value City Furniture, and at Dan's Discount Jewelry. She ran a courier service called Bluedog Express until April 2001, when she became depressed after her house was destroyed by fire, her brother said.

    He describes her as a homebody who doted on her dogs as if they were her children. She was very close to her mother, whom she called four or five times a day, and with whom she ate a meal almost every day.

    She had no children, but lately her biological clock had been ticking, Gaines said. "She kind of wanted the kids and no man," he said.

    Joyce Crider had bad luck with romance, Gaines said. "I hate to say she had hard luck, but she has always been a person who comes through adversity with a smile."

    Her first divorce, from Frank Steuart, was filed in 1998, less than four months after they married. Court papers indicate the pair squabbled, accusing each other of destroying property and domestic violence, and demanding the return of such non-marital property as gas cans and contact lenses.

    On Nov. 20, 1999, she married 38-year-old Bill Crider, and she was initially very happy with the relationship, Gaines said. But that marriage was short-lived, too: On Nov. 12, 2001, Bill Crider moved out.

    Bill Crider said that after a gas explosion on April 18, 2001, ravaged their house on Dayton Drive, his wife became depressed and had even threatened suicide.

    Joyce Crider sought help at Charter Ridge Hospital, but her doctors gave her too many medications, Bill Crider said: "She was very moody. Between the medication and the depression, it was kind of hard on her."

    The last time he saw his wife was Oct. 25, two days before she vanished, Bill Crider said. He said that she violated a court order barring contact between the two, and came to his workplace, a trucking supplier called Spare Parts and Equipment on Richmond Avenue. Her mission, he said: To get him to back off going into the charred remains of the house on Dayton Avenue to retrieve such items as a 61-inch television.

    He did back off, he said, when she promised to return a Husky that had been his before they wed.

    "She was real upset," Bill Crider said.

    Bill Crider said he hasn't seen or heard from her since but added that he had received "more than 50" calls from telephone numbers that were blocked by the caller so they would not show up in caller ID.

    "That's what she used to do a lot," he said. "She used to call me and block the number, so I wouldn't know it was her, but I always sort of knew it was her."

    Whoever has called has not left messages, he said.

    Disappearance

    Joyce's brother and her lawyer, Shea Chaney, say she was in good spirits when she spoke with them a few days before she vanished.

    Her last probable destination the Sunday she disappeared, according to a police poster, was the Holiday Inn in Athens where her husband stayed.

    Attorney Shea Chaney said she was a "very involved client" who called him frequently and was looking forward to selling the Dayton Avenue house and finalizing the divorce.

    "I first became concerned when she didn't show up to the real-estate closing on Oct. 28," Chaney said. "It was really important to her; she was excited it was finally closing."

    On Oct. 29, alarm grew when his client didn't show at her divorce deposition. Chaney said she was expected to discuss financial matters in the deposition. "The divorce was very acrimonious, more than divorces typically are," Chaney said. "It had a lot of contested financial issues, and they were complicated in this case, where there was a pre-nuptial agreement."

    Part of that agreement was that in the event one spouse died, the other fell heir to all property. Since the home she owned near Whatsa Futon on Winchester Road burned, the Criders received insurance payments of $115,000 for the wood-frame house, which the city valued at $35,000 this year, and its contents.

    The Criders have a lawsuit pending against Best Buy and plumbers they accuse of negligence in installing a gas stove and causing a leak that forced the Criders out of the house and caused the explosion. The city fire department is also named in the suit, which says firefighters wrongly declared the house safe after an inspection.

    The city, in turn, has accused the Criders of causing the fire themselves. The fire happened nine days after the stove was installed and two days after firefighters inspected and correctly cleared the house for occupancy, according to the city.

    The Criders' divorce case has not been quiet since Joyce Crider vanished. Within 10 days of her disappearance, Bill Crider sought to gain custody of the dogs and the couple's home on Jason Court, and accused her mother of removing property from the house.

    "It appears that my wife has disappeared," Crider said in the motion. "The police investigated ... but they have indicated to me that they believe she left on her own accord. Her mother does not seem worried about her disappearance."

    On Nov. 13, Fayette Circuit Judge Sheila Isaac ordered the locks on the house changed and barred entry to all.

    On Dec. 20, in response to a renewed effort by Bill Crider to move into the house, the judge told lawyers that she was going to wait six weeks before ruling.

    "The judge said she wanted to give this a chance to settle" and see if Joyce Crider turns up, Chaney said. "Once property is divided, it can be difficult to unscramble the egg."

    Property nest eggs aside, all that Joyce Crider's family wants is to know where she is, to lay to rest a mystery that Michael Gaines describes as worthy of the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

    "Obviously, there's a big piece that's just been ripped out of me. My sister is no longer available to talk to, to be at family gatherings.

    "We have no comprehension at all of where she is. None of this feels right at the holidays. My focus is off. My imagination runs wild. And I just don't know."

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    Family of missing woman fears the worst

    By Louise Taylor
    HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER

    When someone you love disappears, she can come back to haunt you in the most unexpected ways.

    When Mike and Dee Gaines watch their daughter play ball, for example, there's a woman who sits nearby who looks, from behind, just like Mike's sister, Joyce.

    They stare.

    The woman turns.

    Not Joyce.

    In their hearts, they know Joyce is probably dead. But no one has found her body, so such sightings rekindle an ever-dwindling hope, then -- as they see the face of the woman at the ball park or the driver of a green Infiniti like Joyce's cruising down Harrodsburg Road -- cruelly extinguish it.

    Joyce Crider vanished a year ago at age 32. She was last seen alive about 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27, when she told a friend she was going to see her estranged husband at the hotel where he was living. Since then, her cell phone has been deathly quiet, and there's been no activity in her bank accounts.

    It all adds up to the kind of missing-person case that shouts foul play, said Lt. James Curless of the Lexington police department: "If you're Joyce Crider or James Curless, you don't have the assets to flat-out disappear."

    In the year since Crider vanished, the police have put her husband, Bill Crider, 39, under investigation, but have not made any arrests. What they have found is that Bill Crider initially lied about when he last saw Joyce. Until April, he had said he last saw her at his workplace on Richmond Avenue the Friday night before the Sunday she vanished. But as police uncovered evidence that didn't jibe with his account, he admitted in a court deposition that he had spent the entire weekend with Joyce in Florence, talking and watching movies at a Best Western.

    Joyce Crider's family is indefatigable in its disapproval of Bill Crider and has fought steadfastly in court to preserve Joyce's assets. Her mother, Joan Gaines, got herself appointed Joyce's conservator and is pursuing the divorce action against Bill Crider -- a highly unusual legal course.

    "He thought we'd walk away," Joan Gaines said. "He didn't know who he was dealing with."

    In addition to Bill Crider's lie about when he last saw his wife, other statements by Crider are suspect, authorities say. Fayette Circuit Judge Sheila Isaac said from the bench that Crider made a "substantial misrepresentation" about his wealth when he had Joyce sign a prenuptial agreement in 1999.

    In August, Paul Williams, a veteran Lexington police detective who is investigating Joyce's disappearance, said in court that Bill Crider lied repeatedly during his inquiry.

    "I have received numerous specific statements from Mr. Crider in the course of this investigation that have proved to be patently wrong," Williams told Bill Crider's divorce attorney, Michael Judy.

    Last week, Bill Crider said he hoped his wife would be found and referred questions about his changing story to Judy, who did not return calls. Crider did say, however, that the police have failed to investigate at least two sightings of Joyce.

    "The police just doesn't seem to be interested," Crider said. As for the focus of the investigation being on him, Crider said, "Well, at the same time I'm sure that if there was anything they really suspected, I'm sure they would have done something."

    The police still need information to solve Joyce Crider's disappearance -- or evidence to prove her murder, which they think might well have been her fate.

    Prone to lawsuits

    The Criders met indirectly by way of the Singles Line, a telephone dating service through which Bill Crider met a friend of Joyce, then met Joyce, the Gaineses said.

    They married Nov. 20, 1999; they broke up just shy of their two-year anniversary.

    The split was almost a year before Joyce vanished, but their divorce dragged out. Two days after she disappeared, Joyce was to give a deposition in the case. She intended to implicate Bill then in insurance fraud, according to sworn police statements attached to a search warrant for Bill Crider's fingerprints and cell phone records.

    Bill Crider is involved in four lawsuits: A phen-fen class action in which he claims a heart valve was damaged by the diet drug; a suit against the Holiday Inn-South in Athens, where he says jewelry was stolen; a suit against DaimlerChrysler and Freedom Dodge over a fire in his Dodge Ram truck; and a suit filed with Joyce against Best Buy and plumbing contractors, whom they accuse of causing a fire at Joyce's previous home, a tattered frame house the couple shared on Dayton Avenue, a street off Winchester Road.

    The claim against DaimlerChrysler prompted an in-depth investigation by the company's local investigator, Frank Eddy, who said the Kentucky Department of Insurance is now investigating Bill Crider for insurance fraud.

    "When I started the investigation into the legitimacy of the claim, it was routine," Eddy said. "But when I started looking at previous claims ... it all started mushrooming."

    The pain of not knowing

    For her family, Joyce's disappearance is an unbearable mystery.

    "If you know what you're dealing with, you can put it to rest," said Mike Gaines, her only sibling. "If you don't know what you're dealing with, you can't."

    Early this year, a body was found on the banks of the Ohio River. For days, all were certain it was Joyce: The dead woman was short, heavy and wearing Mickey Mouse clothing. That sounded just like Joyce, a Disney fanatic who stood about 5 foot 2 and weighed 232 pounds. But it wasn't.

    Then they heard another news report.

    "A man found a body by the side of the road," recalled Dee Gaines, Mike's wife. "It had been there for 'a while.' Their 'while' turned out to be two days. Our 'while' is 11 months."

    Joyce's mother, Joan Gaines, crumbles to tears as soon as she is faced with a question about how she is enduring the disappearance. She used to talk to her daughter at least five times a day; they would share a meal every day, too. Ask her how she is bearing up, and Joan Gaines' face falls, her eyes fill with tears. "I can't talk about it."

    Joyce's new house, on Jason Court, was locked up under court order from November until last week, when lawyers, Bill Crider and the Gaineses went through it to inventory its contents in preparation for a hearing this week on the division of property in the divorce.

    "It was pretty awful to go in it," Mike Gaines said. "It was like the last year had not happened. She still had the house decorated for Halloween."

    Every day, Joan Gaines makes the journey to check on the house and two of her daughter's dogs, huskies whom she doted on as if they were children, according to the family. (Two more of Joyce's huskies live with Joan Gaines.)

    Joan Gaines, 62, takes care of her 86-year-old mother and a sister with Down syndrome, takes care of four dogs that lived with Joyce, and, as Mike Gaines puts it, "still has the audacity to worry about me and my wife!"

    Joan Gaines was an unflappable, hard-jawed witness last month during a divorce hearing at which she successfully contested the validity of a prenuptial agreement. Crider claimed in the agreement, signed on the eve of his wedding in November 1999, that he had $450,000 in cash and guns. In court, he stood by that claim, although he said he could not estimate "within $100,000" how much cash he had. He said he kept the money in a lockbox at his father's home in Prestonsburg and inside his tool box where he works, Spare Parts and Equipment in Lexington, a diesel-parts supplier. He testified that he had been saving the money since he was 12.

    Joan Gaines said the claim was absurd. "They borrowed money from me all the time," she testified. Even when the couple bought Crider's mother's house in Prestonsburg, Gaines said, she had to cosign because "both of them had bad credit."

    'A hole in my heart'

    In depositions taken in the divorce case on Dec. 18 and April 9 and in sworn testimony in August, Bill Crider said that his wife controlled the family finances and that he was unaware of her bankruptcy before they married. He said he rarely used his cash savings in the lockbox but had removed about $6,000 in July.

    Joyce, he said, stole from him.

    "I married my wife because I loved her. I still love her even though things has happened," he said at the April deposition. "After she took this money and stuff, she broke a trust that we had."

    That last weekend in Florence, he said, was romantically inclined, a peace-making session in a room with a Jacuzzi.

    Joyce was to be deposed in the divorce two days later. The police search warrants say she told her family and a friend that she was going to expose her husband for committing insurance fraud.

    Bill Crider had a different view. "She did not want to go to the deposition," he swore under oath. "She wanted to try to work something out over the weekend."

    And Joyce, he added, was worried by the time they got back to Lexington on Sunday evening. Reuniting with her estranged husband would anger her mother and the fellow she had been seeing, a guy named "Scott" she had met at Charter Ridge Hospital who was a "traveling ATM mechanic," Crider said.

    "I think they had went to the Smokies together, and that he was like chasing after her or something. She said that she would have to get rid of him ... because he was very possessive."

    The Gaineses are unaware of any such boyfriend. The last they knew, Joyce just wanted to have a baby -- without a man hanging around her.

    "This leaves a hole in my heart because I won't have a niece or nephew now," Mike Gaines said in an e-mail that was written in a moment of acceptance about the finality of his sister's disappearance.

    "The biggest hole comes from the everyday events that I took for granted, knowing she would always be there.

    "I hope that someone has some small bit of information that will allow the police to find my sister and give us some peace to know her whereabouts.

    "I miss you, Joyce. As we all do."


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    21 Nov 2008

    Investigators have spent the past two days scouring a property in Floyd County, apparently in search of clues in the disappearance of Joyce Gaines Crider, a Lexington woman who has been missing since October 2002.
    The search near Prestons burg, off Ky. 114, comes nearly two years after Lexington police used cadaver dogs and drained an underground cistern as they searched a farm on Athens-Boonesboro Road in rural Fayette County.

    That search was apparently linked to the disappearance of Joyce Crider.
    Lexington police Sgt. Paul Williams said investigators from the FBI and Lexington police about 20 people were searching the property of Bill Crider, Joyce Crider's ex-husband. The house on the quarter- to half-acre lot was destroyed by fire on Oct. 3, Williams said.

    and

    oyce Crider was last seen about 7:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2002, when she told a friend she was going to see Bill Crider at the Holiday Inn on Athens-Boonesboro Road, where he was living. Family members say no one has seen or heard from her since then.

    In the years since Joyce Crider vanished, police have investigated Bill Crider but have not made any arrests. What they have found, according to documents filed in Fayette Circuit Court, is that he initially lied about when he last saw Joyce Crider.

    and

    Joyce Crider's brother, Mike Gaines, said Joyce Crider was scheduled to give a deposition in the divorce case the day after she disappeared. She intended to implicate Bill Crider in insurance fraud, according to sworn police statements. The divorce was finalized in 2003.

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    What is really sad...

    I am related to this family on the ex-husband side. Here is an update on how sad things can get or that what goes around comes around.

    BC was arrested on gun and drug charges in early June in Prestonburg, KY.

    On Labor day (Sept 6) his sister died of breast cancer. Five days later on Sept 11 his father died of cancer as well. And, in July his uncle passed.

    It really makes you think.... doesn't it. I hope and pray he will help the investigation after all he has been through.


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    http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/M...123671364.html

    Updated: 2:27 AM Jun 11, 2011

    Missing woman's ex-husband facing federal charges
    There's more legal trouble for the ex-husband of a Lexington woman who's been missing for nearly nine years.
    Posted: 10:49 PM Jun 10, 2011

    Story 0 Comments Font Size: There's more legal trouble for the ex-husband of a Lexington woman who's been missing for nearly nine years.

    A federal grand jury indicted Bill Crider on drug trafficking and weapons charges.

    He's plead not gulty and will go to trial in August.

    Police arrested Crider last year outside the pawn shop he managed in Floyd County.

    Crider's ex-wife, Joyce Crider, disappeared in Lexington in 2002.

    Her family says she was on her way to meet Bill Crider at the time.

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    Man whose wife has been missing 10 years pleads guilty to drug charge

    http://www.kentucky.com/2012/11/02/2...-has-been.html

    Published: November 2, 2012 Updated 42 minutes ago
    By Greg Kocher

    Bill Crider, long a person of suspicion in the case of his missing ex-wife, Joyce, pleaded guilty this week to a drug charge in U.S. District Court in Lexington.

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    ex-husband killed in car accident

    They will never find Joyce now..BC was killed in car accident yesterday on Cow Creek.

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    Kentucky State Police tell WSAZ.com Billy Crider, 49, of Prestonsburg, was traveling West on Route 194 in the Cow Creek community of Floyd County Sunday.

    Troopers say the car went off the road, traveled over an embankment and crashed onto its roof. Crider died at the scene.




    http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/M...189591761.html

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    Brother of missing person believes someone knows where Joyce Crider is

    http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/B...1.html?ref=481
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