One of the most puzzling Cold Case files in the Kentucky State Police database would be that of Sonya Lynn Bradley, who vanished without a trace in Eddyville, KY on October 10, 2002.
Bradley had allegedly been last seen by her boyfriend at 12:30 p.m. on October 10, 2002. Bradley had been suffering a recent string of bad luck: medical problems, money problems, and one of her three children was involved in a near-fatal car accident. Some believe Bradley went somewhere to commit suicide, and this theory is bolstered by the fact that wherever she went, she did not bring along her purse, her medication, her cigarettes, or any clothes from her closet.
Others believe that some sort of foul play was involved, citing her personal character as not being the suicidal type, and the fact that a large comforter was missing from her bed. If someone did kill her, it has been theorized, they may have used the comforter to wrap her body up in and transport it away. And even if Bradley did commit suicide, where is her body?
In 2004, a female torso with its head and limbs removed was found near an I-70 rest stop in Wright City, Missouri. It was believed at first to be that of Bradley, but a DNA test ruled that out. In 2005, an attempt was made to match Bradley with a "Jane Doe" skeleton found in Texas, but Bradley's dental records didn't match.
A 2007 article in the Paducah Sun has a curious statement from Bradley's mother, Beverly Miller:
"Miller said she knows who killed her daughter -- the suspect is in prison for killing another person. Investigators have not identified a suspect publicly."
The case is currently a KSP unsolved Cold Case file. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Kentucky State Police Detective Steve Bryan, at (270) 856-3721 or (800) 222-5555.