Remains of a missing Florence, KY teenager located after almost a decade.

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    Remains of a missing Florence, KY teenager located after almost a decade.

    I don't know if this was ever mentioned anywhere on BGP, but I've followed this in the media (as much as was available when it would pop up) because at the time when Paige Johnson disappeared in 2010, I was working with a woman who's daughter had been pretty close with Paige in high school at Simon Kenton. Gave it a little more of a personal interest, of sorts, I guess.

    I know there were flyers like this one posted all over on telephone poles and gas station windows for a number of years in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.

    Anyway, it was confirmed this morning that Paige's remains had been discovered in Clermont County. I'm glad to know that her family at least gets to bury her now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    I don't know if this was ever mentioned anywhere on BGP, but I've followed this in the media (as much as was available when it would pop up) because at the time when Paige Johnson disappeared in 2010, I was working with a woman who's daughter had been pretty close with Paige in high school at Simon Kenton. Gave it a little more of a personal interest, of sorts, I guess.

    I know there were flyers like this one posted all over on telephone poles and gas station windows for a number of years in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.

    Anyway, it was confirmed this morning that Paige's remains had been discovered in Clermont County. I'm glad to know that her family at least gets to bury her now.


    Wasn't there a connection to a suspect that lived in Clermont County?

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    Paige left her house in Florence to Sept 22 with an acquaintance, Jacob Bumpass, to hang out friends and to go to a party in Covington. At some point that night she sent a Facebook message to her sister that said "Girl call me now, I need to talk to you ASAP." It is unclear how Paige had accessed Facebook because she did not have a phone with her, and her sister did not see the message from Paige until after the fact. Paige's family never saw or heard from her after that.

    After a missing persons report was filed, Bumpass was sought out for questioning about Paige's whereabouts. When Bumpass was located by police for questioning, he initially ran from them after they identified themselves to him. He was caught, and then eventually allowed police into his home. Covington Police detective Brian Frodge noted in an affidavit filed to obtain permission to search Bumpass' home, car, and vehicle that when he initially caught/questioned Bumpass, Bumpass had started off by admitting to giving Paige alcohol that night and stating that he had dropped her off at 1:00am near her sister's house in Covington at the intersection of 15th Street and Scott Street. Once Bumpass did allow Detective Frodge into his house in Latonia, he had refused to talk. Frodge also mentioned that once inside of the house, he saw what he thought appeared to be dried blood on a sink and a latex glove.

    After his questioning by police, Bumpass was promptly arrested on Octover 4, 2010 for parole violations from a prior theft conviction that were discovered while he was being questioned - weapons and alcohol both located in his residence. Following his arrest, Bumpass obtained legal defense and from point on he has invoked his 5th Amendment rights and refused completely to talk with the police about Paige's disappearance. He was later released, and then arrested again on parole violations in 2012.

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    Court documents also state that a that a friend of Jacob Bumpass' brother Caleb had told police he had overheard Jacob asking Caleb to borrow his car, and then that a few days after the police search, he saw Caleb scrubbing down his car, which was uncharacteristic of Caleb who was a "trashy person" by nature.

    Bumpass' cell phone records, which were obtained in October 2010, show that early in the morning of Sep 23, Bumpass' phone accessed/pinged a cell phone tower on Tanner's Lane in Florence at 1:03am, a few blocks from Paige's home. At 1:32am it pinged from a tower in Wilder, the tower located geographically nearest to Bumpass' home in Latonia. A little bit before 3:00am his phone pinged on a tower in Edgewood. At 4:13am it pinged on a tower on Filager Road in Batavia. At 4:18am it pinged on a tower on Half-Acre Road near the entrance to East Fork Lake State Park in Clermont County, Ohio. At 9:43am the phone was back near the Wilder tower. All on the night Paige Johnson was last seen with Jacob Bumpass.

    None of that aligns with Bumpass's story to the police: that he dropped Paige off at the corner of 15th and Scott in Covington at about 1:00am on September 23, 2010, which was the night that Paige was last seen.

    Authorities spent a significant amount of time searching East Fork Lake State Park, even dredging part of the lake. Among others, police have also followed leads indicating that her remains were located in an abandoned cistern on Decoursey Pike in Latonia, and on another site rural southern Kentucky.

    The police reported this morning that Paige's remains were found in the area of Williamsburg Township in Clermont County. The entrance to East Fork Lake State Park is located in Williamsburg Township, as is roughly 50% of the shoreline of East Fork Lake, itself. Also, the cell phone tower located behind Freeman Enclosure Systems on Half-Acre Road is in Williamsburg Township - that's the cell tower that was pinged by Bumpass' cell phone at 4:18am the night that Paige disappeared.

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    I'm happy they finally found her. I hope the family can have a little closure.

    Bumpass needs to be in jail.

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    Heard KC prosecutor Sanders state on radio something to the effect of, "at least two people ought to be very nervous right now".

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    Heard KC prosecutor Sanders state on radio something to the effect of, "at least two people ought to be very nervous right now".
    That was a clip from a 10am press conference this morning. You have to assume that Jacob Bumpass is one of the two people that Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders was referring to. I'm guessing the other person is more than likely Jacob's brother, Caleb. There was also a second individual that was allegedly seen with Paige Johnson and Jacob Bumpass the night of Paige's disappearance, and that could also be the other person Sanders was referring to. He was never named as an official suspect in the case, so his name wasn't ever released, but at the time of Paige's disappearance, that other individual also had a prior criminal history including being a registered sex offender.

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    I have watched about every Forensic Files episode that’s been made and from what I’ve learned from that series tells me with the cell phone location knowledge they have they might as well arrest Mr Bumpass for murder asap.

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    Glad to hear she has been located. Hopefully that give's the family some closure eventually but for now, there are still a lot of questions to be asked.

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    Those of you interested in this case should listed to the Vanished podcast that was released a few months back detailing the case and, for the first time, taking a look at the effect her family's Appalachian background, poverty life in Covington, the drug/heroin epidemic that hit NKY in the early 2000's had on her disappearance/demise. Really fascinating/sad/tragic stuff and I'm sure many of us on here have seen this type of thing firsthand with family that have fallen victim to heroin/drugs.

    Going to be very interesting to see how this plays out. I cannot possibly see any circumstance where both Bumpasses are arrested for murder in the coming weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrosefStalin View Post
    Those of you interested in this case should listed to the Vanished podcast that was released a few months back detailing the case and, for the first time, taking a look at the effect her family's Appalachian background, poverty life in Covington, the drug/heroin epidemic that hit NKY in the early 2000's had on her disappearance/demise. Really fascinating/sad/tragic stuff and I'm sure many of us on here have seen this type of thing firsthand with family that have fallen victim to heroin/drugs.

    Going to be very interesting to see how this plays out. I cannot possibly see any circumstance where both Bumpasses are arrested for murder in the coming weeks.
    So, you don't think BOTH will be arrested or either of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    So, you don't think BOTH will be arrested or either of them?
    Mistake there. I think they're both going down hard on this one. That being said, I could be very wrong. With these kinds of cases, sometimes the craziest answer is the truth. Just seems obvious what happened here given the cell phone pings and his uncooperative nature post disappearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrosefStalin View Post
    Mistake there. I think they're both going down hard on this one. That being said, I could be very wrong. With these kinds of cases, sometimes the craziest answer is the truth. Just seems obvious what happened here given the cell phone pings and his uncooperative nature post disappearance.

    Understood. Hopefully they're still able to figure out a cause of death.

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    I drove by the scene today off of Route 32 and there had to be over 100 vehicles and equipment on the side road leading to the woods.

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    Anyone hearing anything with this case? Quiet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrosefStalin View Post
    Anyone hearing anything with this case? Quiet...
    You will hear more in the coming weeks and months. Given the current climate due to Corona Virus things may run a little slower than usual. Commonwealth Attorney's office has made public statements regarding the case recently so I'd say this is just the beginning.

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