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    KY - Crystal Marler, 15, Whitley City, 8 Oct 1998


    Missing Since: October 8, 1998 from Whitley City, Kentucky
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: November 28, 1982
    Age: 15 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'6, 95 - 100 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (African-American/Caucasian) female. Black hair, brown eyes. Marler has a mole on the back of her neck. She may use the first name Christie.

    Details of Disappearance

    Marler was last seen between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 1998 on Strunk Ridge Road in Whitley City, Kentucky. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in Marler's case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    McCreary County Sheriff's Office
    606-376-2322
    OR
    Kentucky State Police

    606-878-6622


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    Bones of Teenage Female Found

    Officials Suspect She Was Murdered
    NEW LIBERTY—Many philosophers have pondered the question of whether a falling tree makes a sound if there is no one in the woods to hear it.

    The same principles can be applied to murder.

    For several years a body had been lying in the peaceful woods of eastern McCreary County without the knowledge of local law enforcement, who had no idea they had a homicide investigation on their hands.

    Until Saturday morning.

    According to Sheriff Skinner, the body apparently decomposed on top of the ground. Though investigators had to clear away “several years worth of leaf litter,” they never had to dig below the soil.

    Though he could not discuss specifics, the sheriff noted that the condition of the forensic evidence collected indicate foul play and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

    Dr. Emily Craig, a renowned forensic anthropologist with the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office, has been able to determine from a preliminary examination the remains belonged to a teenage female. The skull contained several teeth, which will be compared to other missing persons.
    Word of the discovery has sparked public interest in two local missing person cases. Sheriff Skinner told The Record that the remains did not belong to 30-year-old Charity Genoe, who was last seen in January. The findings appear to be more consistent with the case of Crystal Marler, who was just 15 when she disappeared in October 1998.
    “We’re not ruling out the possibility that this is Crystal,” Sheriff Skinner said. “But before we make that statement, we would need to hear the determination from Dr. Craig and the State Examiner’s Office.

    http://www.mccrearyrecord.com/local/...119165137.html

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    Identified !

    According to a forensics examination, she has been identified now.

    http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/51916527.html

    RIP Crystal. I hope they are able to find justice for you.
    ****************************************
    Forever in my heart
    Riley Ann Sawyers aka "Baby Grace" &
    Jose Bernardo Martinez, aka "Beloved Doe" or "Amado Angelito"

    Everything stated above is my own personal opinion, and not a reflection of anyone else's, including any organization which I may be affiliated with or support.

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