Sketch from the case file of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
By Angie A. Gambill
The Tomahawk was contacted recently by the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) requesting information about a body that was found in 1977 in Johnson County. Forty years later the middle-age male remains unidentified. We are reaching out to our readers that lived in the area during this time that might have information helpful to the investigation.
Articles that appeared in The Tomahawk in December of 1977 recount a gruesome tale of some two dozen elderly men living in the abandoned buildings and grounds of the property known as the Shady Mountain Orchard. Many of the men were disabled, some had skin diseases that required hospitalization, and most appeared malnourished and in general poor health.
According to the men interviewed by authorities at the time,
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 launches from Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL—An email received by the Observer indicates that SpaceX, the Elon Musk-founded space flight company, will launch a classified payload to support clandestine activities for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The mission is not listed on SpaceX’s customer manifest.
Very little is known about the mission, though the limited public knowledge is consistent with the protocol for NRO activities. We do
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Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a Science Hill teenager.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children issued an alert on Thursday regarding Mackenzie Herrin, 17, of Science Hill.
Herrin — described as a 5’7” white female with brown hair and green eyes — was last seen on October 30 of last year.
According to Karl Clinard, Public Affairs Officer for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Herrin has a history of running away from home. She is believed to be pregnant and staying with the child’s father.
“She’s three months shy of her 18th birthday,” Clinard said. “There is no foul play suspected but we are concerned that she is getting proper care for her baby.”
Sergeant Glen Bland is leading the investigation. Clinard noted that PCSO is working to locate Herrin after receiving a recent tip that she is still in this area.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mackenzie Herrin
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(LEX 18) A now viral photo of a drag queen sitting next to a woman in a niqab on a New York City subway features a Lexington entertainer. The picture has been shared thousands of times on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The picture features Sam Themer, a New York drag queen by way of Lexington. He co-hosts his own drag brunches in New York City and was on the way to one of the brunches when the photo was taken. Themer, who is known as Gilda Wabbit when in drag, said that it was j…
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