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Old 09-28-2011, 10:07 AM
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IN - Kelly Armstrong, 27, Kokomo, Aug 2011 - Travis Funke chgd w/ murder

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On September 27, 2011, at about 8:00am, officers of the Kokomo Police Department were contacted in reference to a missing person. It is reported that Kelly J. Armstrong, of 2501 N. Apperson, lot # 52, has not been seen or heard from in several weeks. Kelly J. Armstrong is described as a white female, 27 years of age, with red hair, hazel eyes, approximately 5'3" and weighing approximately 115lbs.
http://www.kokomoperspective.com/new...cc4c002e0.html

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Armstrong and her boyfriend, Travis Funke, live together with their eighteen-month-old child. According to Rush, she has reached out to Funke several times but has been unable to get a definitive answer as to her sister's whereabouts.

"Her boyfriend always has an excuse," Rush said. "He will say she is out and about with so-and-so, and he can't get a hold of them, or that she is working, but he's not sure where. It is a different answer every time."

After visiting her sister's local hangouts and talking to her friends and neighbors, Rush came to the conclusion that nobody has seen Armstrong in about six weeks. Rush said that she sent the Kokomo Police Department to her sister's home to conduct a welfare check. When they were unable to make contact with Armstrong, Rush filed a missing person report.

"The police are over there now waiting on a search warrant because he is not answering the phone or door and they have a one-and-a-half-year-old baby," she said. "They're trying to figure out, because he is on house arrest, where he could have gone."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_983658.html
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http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local...-several-weeks

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http://www.theindychannel.com/news/29322201/detail.html
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:39 AM
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It appears this will not have a good ending.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:59 AM
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So the boyfriend is on "house arrest"? : (

I wonder how long it's been since anyone has seen the toddler?
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:05 AM
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Does LE know for sure this guy is still in the house....alive?
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:13 AM
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Does LE know for sure this guy is still in the house....alive?
https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/de...hType=offender

vinelink is showing a travis michael funk currently in custody at the howard county jail, kokomo.....
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:50 AM
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Police Arrest Boyfriend Of Missing Woman

Kelly Armstrong, 27, Hasn't Been Seen For Months

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/29330766/detail.html
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:56 AM
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Police Arrest Boyfriend Of Missing Woman

Kelly Armstrong, 27, Hasn't Been Seen For Months

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/29330766/detail.html
news report got his age wrong... he is 34 (she is 27) at least per vinelink

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/se...dToCall=search
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news report got his age wrong... he is 34 (she is 27) at least per vinelink

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/se...dToCall=search
He sure as heck looks older than 27!
Have to wonder about that little baby....who has the baby?
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:54 AM
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well, he sure is scary looking!!!
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:57 AM
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Oh no, this doesn't sound good. Where is the baby?
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:59 AM
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where IS the baby??????!!!!??????
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:09 AM
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I just emailed the reporter on this article
http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1547268

Hopefully I hear back...

Also, I did some searching on this dude yesterday and did if it is the same guy he is just baaaad news!

***caveat... I am not sure this is the same travis funke from Kokomo, Indiana but the name and age fit******

http://www.lexisone.com/lx1/caselaw/...=y&l1loc=FCLOW
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:15 AM
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Cross burning?! Geez....
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:16 AM
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lots of info here.. but where is the baby?????!!!!!!!

several small snips to follow:

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Funke had been on house arrest out of Marshall County on a conviction for operating a vehicle after a lifetime suspension. He was sentenced in November to four years, with two years suspended and two years of in-home detention.
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According to court records, Armstrong also failed to appear for a June 28 plea hearing regarding two misdemeanor conversion charges filed in January in Howard Superior Court 3. An Oct. 26 bench trial is now set in that case.

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A federal grand jury indicted Funke in April 1998 on three charges for his involvement in an Oct. 1, 1996, Kokomo cross burning. Funke and a juvenile suspect were convicted of burning a 4 1/2-foot by 3-foot cross tied with twine in a yard south of a northside trailer home, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Funke was released from prison in 2002.
http://kokomotribune.com/local/x1190...woman-arrested
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:18 AM
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so this IS the same Travis-cross-burning-Funke! Well, I have to go find the article (it was cached) but I read it yesterday.. he was second in command in the KKK (called nighthawk or something...) brb to with the link..

he has got to be associated with some really baaad people.

where is the baby?
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:21 AM
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Funke, 21, who .reportedly served as assistant Nighthawk under Colvin, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the civil rights of minority citizens and was sentenced in November
1998 to four years in prison.
http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Site...?img=111673885

this is a link to the original article which is cached... so hope it opens for those with a strong enough gut to read the thing....

(((eta: it opened okay for me)))
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i want to know where the baby is
i hope she didn't have to give her life to try save her baby (since they are both unable to be located)
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i want to know where the baby is
i hope she didn't have to give her life to try save her baby (since they are both unable to be located)
http://kokomotribune.com/local/x1190...woman-arrested
In the comment section someone posted that her son is in good hands. Guessing its a family member since its the same name as her .
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is there another link to the article when i click on it i get this message:
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The requested page could not be found.
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is there another link to the article when i click on it i get this message:
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try this one peeps (over to the right is comment box)

http://kokomotribune.com/local/x1190...woman-arrested
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While on in-home detention, Funk was allowed to live in Kokomo, where police say he cut off his in-home detention electronic monitoring device.
From: http://m.kokomotribune.com/kokomo/pm...tguid=h1HDdFsp

Ok, so WHY didn't any LE go pick this guy up for cutting off his device? WTH happens, they notice that it is cut, and just say "oh well, no big deal"??! Depending on when it was removed, some action on that might have prevented him from harming Kelly!

Infuriating.
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Facebook "find kelly"

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fin...53112291449754


It doesn't mention the baby. I'm thinking the reports are wrong and the baby is somewhere safe. IMO
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Her father said that Kelly Armstrong has an 18-month-old child who has been placed with Child Protective Services.
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I am so happy that the baby is safe!!

RUMOR: I read on what appears to be Kelly's uncle's FB page that this is yet another family who has been told not to talk to the media.
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I have family & friends who live in Kokomo. I haven't head many mention this story. Glad the baby is safe
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