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Richard Thomas Lea, 62.

After a day on the lake, he wandered away from family members at the Grayson Lake Marina parking lot area at about 6:30 pm.

Rich was at the playground with his wife, Leslie, and grandchildren. He began walking back towards the marina, his wife and grandchildren following behind. He was a little bit ahead of them and walked towards the bathroom. Leslie asked their son, Jacob, to walk up to the bathroom and check on him. Rich was not in the bathroom.

Within 10 minutes of him walking in that direction, family and DNR officers were searching the area for him. Additional officers from Carter Co. Sheriff's office and Kentucky State Police arrived within the hour and began searching as well.

An Emergency Response Team was on site that evening and searched into the early morning hours. They continued the search the rest of that week using dogs, foot teams, UTV's, sonar, divers and helicopters.

Additional search teams canvased the area in the following weeks. Area hospitals and homeless shelters have been contacted. Local news stations have been running the story. Flyers have been put up in the surrounding areas as well as shared through social media.

The detective, Jeff Kelly, has not received any calls with tips or leads on this case. The searches have not discovered any clues thus far. They going to search the dam discharge area and grates the first weekend in October when it can be safely done.

Richard suffers from early onset frontal lobe dementia and is mostly non-verbal. He can speak but often does not choose to.

Grayson, Kentucky, Carter County. 9/3/18

Sex
Male
Race / Ethnicity
White / Caucasian
Height
5' 6" (66 Inches)
Weight
140 lbs
Circumstances

NamUs Case Created
October 3, 2018

Hair Color
Gray or Partially Gray/balding.

Body hair present on arms, chest and legs

Facial Hair Description
close cut beard and mustache, white

Left Eye Color
Hazel
Right Eye Color
Hazel

Scar/mark
Birthmark - upper right cheek in front of ear, reddish in color (see photo)

Clothing
Last seen wearing a tan shirt with design in a line across chest, navy blue drawsting sweatshorts with pockets, tan slip on sneakers with white socks, camouflage baseball cap with yellow "P" on the front.

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NamUs #MP52591
Richard Thomas Lea, 62.After a day on the lake, he wandered away from family members at the Grayson Lake Marina parking lot area at about 6:30 pm.Rich was at the playground with his wife, Leslie, and grandchildren. He began walking back towards the marina, his wife and grandchildren following behind. He was a little bit ahead of them and walked towards the bathroom. Leslie asked their son, Jacob, to walk up to the bathroom and check on him. Rich was not in the bathroom.Within 10 minutes of him walking in that direction, family and DNR officers were searching the area for him. Additional officers from Carter Co. Sheriffs office and Kentucky State Police arrived within the hour and began searching as well.An Emergency Response Team was on site that evening and searched into the early morning hours. They continued the search the rest of that week using dogs, foot teams, UTVs, sonar, divers and helicopters.Additional search teams canvased the area in the following weeks. Area hospitals and homeless shelters have been contacted. Local news stations have been running the story. Flyers have been put up in the surrounding areas as well as shared through social media.The detective, Jeff Kelly, has not received any calls with tips or leads on this case. The searches have not discovered any clues thus far. They going to search the dam discharge area and grates the first weekend in October when it can be safely done.Richard suffers from early onset frontal lobe dementia and is mostly non-verbal. He can speak but often does not choose to.Grayson, Kentucky, Carter County.  9/3/18Sex
Male
Race / Ethnicity
White / Caucasian
Height
5 6 (66 Inches)
Weight
140 lbs
CircumstancesNamUs Case Created
October 3, 2018Hair Color
Gray or Partially Gray/balding.Body hair present on arms, chest and legsFacial Hair Description
close cut beard and mustache, whiteLeft Eye Color
Hazel
Right Eye Color
HazelScar/mark
Birthmark - upper right cheek in front of ear, reddish in color (see photo)Clothing
Last seen wearing a tan shirt with design in a line across chest, navy blue drawsting sweatshorts with pockets, tan slip on sneakers with white socks, camouflage baseball cap with yellow P on the front.https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/52591Image attachment

 

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Erica Lee Fraysure, 16

Missing since October 21, 1997 from Brooksville, Bracken County, Kentucky
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: May 6, 1980
Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5’6″ (168 cm); 115 lbs (52 kg).
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown hair; blue eyes.
Marks, Scars: She has a strawberry birthmark on the back of her neck.
Clothing: She was last seen wearing a purple sweater with 2 white stripes across the chest and extending down the sleeves, dark blue Levis and white Keds.
Jewelry: She also was wearing a Winnie the Pooh watch, four gold rings on right hand. One ring has a sapphire and diamond heart on it.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Fraysure was last seen around 22:00 when she had gone to ‘cruise’ and hang out with friends in Brooksville, Kentucky on October 21, 1997.

The next day, her vehicle, a black 1988 Pontiac Bonneville, was found abandoned in a hayfield on an isolated road off of Fronks Lane outside of Brooksville. Her purse, including her money and checkbook were found inside the vehicle. Her keys are still missing.

She did not picked up her paycheck from working at a local restaurant.

There have been many tip and searches with no results.

Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Bracken County Sheriff’s Office
606-735-2700

NCMEC #: NCMC839572

NCIC Number: M-930432448
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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  1. Why isnt Erica Fraysure listed in the missing/ cold case files?!?!?!?

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