Kentucky State Police long have had a suspect in what is technically a missing person case, but is considered by at least some to be a homicide.
The biggest hurdle is that it’s rather difficult to prove someone was killed without a body, and very little other evidence was left at the scene, Detective Scott Skaggs said this week.
He confirmed that the man suspected in the case had a history of violence toward women, as well as other general information about what happened that had been previously reported over the years, but he was careful not to reveal much for fear it would jeopardize bringing the man to justice when the right pieces come together, and he still believes that can happen.
Alyne Barrick was last seen in her Nolin Lake neighborhood on the afternoon of April 12, 1996, taking her Pomeranian, Fifi, for a walk. Three days later, a neighbor, who noticed he hadn’t seen her out with the dog as usual, reported this to the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office.
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