Abercromie missing for five years; still no leads

By Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]
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AUGUSTA — The family of a missing Bracken County mother is still waiting for answers five years after she went missing.

On June 13, 2013, Kim Abercrombie left her Augusta home and never returned. A short time later, her car was found at the Park and Pool on Kentucky 9 AA Highway in the Johnsville area. On June 18, 2013, she was reported as a missing person.

Since her disappearance, her name has been added to the U.S. Department of Justice, National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

NamUs is a national centralized resource center for missing persons records. According to the DOJ website, NamUs.gov is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public from all over the country in hopes of resolving these cases.

According to NamUs.gov notices, Abercrombie has tattoos which could aid in identifying her, including a full back fairy, Chinese lettering on her abdomen, the name Zane on her left foot and a butterfly on her left ankle. At the time of her disappearance, she weighed 110 pounds, had short, brown hair, stood about five feet, six inches and was 23 years old.

Michelle Moore, Abercrombie’s sister, said she has heard several rumors over the years, but has had no updates on Abercrombie’s whereabouts.

“We know nothing more today and the police are doing nothing,” Moore said. “We were told she is an adult and can go missing if she wants to or maybe a fisher or hunter would find her one day.”

According to Moore, a rumor has circulated that Abercrombie may have overdosed on drugs in Cincinnati, while with her dealer, and she was left.

“Rumor has it that she overdosed in (Cincinnati) and her dealer and her friend hid her body so they wouldn’t get charged with murder,” Moore said. “The cops were unable to go through her car to see if anyone else had been driving it.”

The Kentucky State Police were unavailable for comment on the case Friday.

Moore said she has also not see Abercrombie’s son in a long time.

“We have no idea what is going on with her son and we have not seen him in three years,” she said.

Moore said she feels like no one cares that her sister is still missing.

“Her husband is remarried. No one cares if she is gone. Her husband, the police,” she said. “We don’t have the resources to do any searching ourselves. For all we know she is in a morgue somewhere waiting to be identified.”

The Hamilton County Coroner’s office confirmed on Friday that no unidentified bodies are in the county morgue, with the exception of one recently found body. A spokesperson with the office said he could not recall anyone being found around the time of Abercrombie’s disappearance.

A Hope for Kim Facebook page is still active. It is administered by Abercrombie’s cousin, Jessica Jones, who lives in Columbia, Mo.

Jones said she keeps the page going in hopes of finding information on her cousin.

“I run a couple of missing person’s pages on Facebook,” she said. “I felt like there wasn’t enough people who cared that Kim was gone so I started the page in hopes someone with information will share it.”

Jones said she has never believed Abercrombie would leave behind her family and just disappear.

“Something happened,” she said. “I know she’s somewhere. I don’t believe she left and just never came back. She wouldn’t leave behind her family, her child.”

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact KSP’s Dry Ridge Post at 859-428-1212.

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By Christy Howell-Hoots

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