Many thanks to the Anon who wrote in with this contribution:
So much of this case sounds familiar to another case that happened only an
hour from Reed, Kentucky in 1987. In short, the victim witnessed police
corruption (dealing drugs) and threatened to expose them. They killed her
to keep her quiet, and then covered up the crime by being their own
investigator. They were not convicted until 20 years later.
Could some of the same players be involved? Especially those mentioned in
the KSP? Maybe speaking to those convicted of this crime could get you some
information? I bet you anything they are at least aware of this and maybe
heard some rumors.
Here is a newspaper article listing the major players. There is also an
episode of “Unusual Suspects” that covers this case. The episode is called
“Brute Force” and gives a great overview of the nuances. It may give you
some insight into the Teague disappearance as well.
Full link to the story here: