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Murder of Ky. teen may be connected to other cases

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On the quiet, spring morning of April 5, 2005, a Lexington, Ky. neighborhood was rocked by the discovery of the body of a young woman. At 9:56 a.m., Lexington police responded to a call regarding the body of an unidentified female on the “700 block of North Cleveland Rd.” After weeks of investigation, police were able to identify the body as that of 18-year-old Misty Gwinner, who was last seen alive at around 10 a.m. on April 2, 2005 on “Court St. in Cincinnati, Ohio”. As of yet, law enforcement officials have had little luck in their attempts to identify a suspect in Misty’s murder. However, a Fla. private investigator may have a chilling new perspective on the case.

Bill Warner, a private investigator from Fla., believes he has made a connection between the murder of Misty Gwinner and a startling number of other missing or murdered women from Ky. “and surrounding states”. The faces in the images posted on Warner’s blog, of murdered or missing women, all bear a striking resemblance to one another. All are young, petite blondes with similar facial features. Through his research, which began with a Tenn. case, Warner has discovered at least 17 such cases, and he believes they may all be linked to Central Ky.

According to Warner, if you take into account the location of each case, and use Lexington as the center point, a clear circle can be drawn that encompasses these locations within its area. The murder of Misty Gwinner is the oldest of these cases, and the most recent is “18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing”, who has been missing from Madison County, Ky. since June 2013. Law enforcement officials in Lexington, however, maintain that the results of their investigations have revealed no connections to any of the other women. Nevertheless, because no suspects have been identified in many of these cases, the possibility of a connection cannot reasonably be ruled out. In Warner’s words, “Maybe this needs national attention that all these young girls who look like they’re all sisters have all just totally vanished without any kind of leads.”

If you have any information in this case, contact Bluegrass Crime Stoppers.

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