Annville man charged with Murder and Kidnapping & 2 Additional suspects from Manchester and Richmond being sought in connection to the death of Elijah Rader

JESSE GIBSON

Richmond, KY. (March 23, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is continuing their investigation into the death of Elijah Rader.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Jessie Gibson, 23 years old of Annville, KY. has been charged with Murder and Kidnapping. He is lodged in the Jackson County Detention Center in McKee.

Carr Gulley 150

KSP Post 7 is seeking the publics assistance with locating:

  • Bruce Carr, 48 years old of Manchester, KY
  • Melissa Gulley, 35 years old of Richmond, KY.

They are being sought for Murder and Kidnapping in connection to the death of Elijah Rader.

Carr and Gulley are considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact local law enforcement or Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post at 859.623.2404.

Photo of Jessie Gibson courtesy of the Jackson County Detention Center.

Original release below:

Annville, KY. (March 22, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is conducting a death investigation following human remains discovered in Jackson County.

The initial investigation indicates KSP Post 7 was called just after 4:30 pm yesterday, after a tip was received in reference to possible human remains that were in a rural part of Jackson County. The Kentucky State Police, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency responded to the area of Old Island City Rd. As a result of the search, human remains were located and taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for an autopsy and identification.

An autopsy was performed this morning and the human remains were identified to be Elijah Rader, 70 years old of Annville, KY. who has been missing since January 31, 2020.

After disappearing in late January, Elijah Rader was reported missing to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Kentucky State Police, Richmond and London Posts have been following up on leads and tips over the past two months. As KSP Detectives continue their investigation into what led to the death of Elijah Rader, more information may be released.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Detective Ethan Lakes. He was assisted by KSP personnel, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Emergency Management Agency and the Jackson County Coroner's Office


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