Police ID slain man found in rural Oldham Co.


by Brooke Hasch, Michaela MacDonald and Chelsea Rabideau


Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 20 at 12:04 AM

Oldham County Homicide

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The search continues for the killer of a Louisville taxi cab driver Thursday afternoon.

Police confirm that Adam Gregg, 34, was reported missing and was found dead in North Oldham County just before 8 p.m. Thursday.

Carolyn Davis lives on the property, at 5400 U.S. Highway 42. She says she glimpsed at a dark spot on her gravel driveway around 4:30 p.m. but dismissed it as a product from a dead animal or piece of farm equipment. Hours later, she passed by it again where she made a gruesome discovery.

"I thought, that looks like blood. So, I looked up the tree. I looked for animals. And then I looked around the tree and saw him laying there by the fence," Davis said.

A pool of blood lay feet away from Gregg's body. Davis says she immediately called 911. Oldham County Police and Louisville Metro's Crime Scene Unit were on scene for hours combing the area. Davis' family said it appeared someone had slit Gregg's throat, however police have not confirmed the cause of death. 

A fellow cab driver, Mark Goeing, said that being a cabbie is riskier than most people think.

"I've been driving for about three and half years and it's always a concern," Goeing said. "I personally know another cab driver that was shot six times with a .38 and survived."

Police do not have any suspects in the murder, however, Gregg's family has an idea.

Mary Gregg said she reported her son missing Thursday evening to LMPD when he didn't return home to his wife after work. He runs a taxi cab business with his father. Mary said the last conversation her son had with his wife, was just after 3 p.m. Thursday.

"He seemed upset," Mary said. "She asked what was wrong. He told her he had a passenger in the car and couldn't talk and would have to talk to her in person."

During that same conversation, Gregg told his wife he was near U.S. Highway 42 and 393. Gregg was never heard from again.

Without much word from police, the Gregg's began their own investigation. They tracked down where Gregg's last pickup occurred, a hotel room at the Red Roof Inn in South Louisville. Upon their arrival Thursday evening, they met a couple in a neighboring hotel room, who mentioned the passenger Gregg picked up was exhibiting suspicious behavior, enough so, that the couple began taking notes of his conversations while he was still at the hotel.

Mary says her son was never one to leave home without answering his phone, which went to voicemail after his last phone call.

As cabbies prepare for a busy weekend in downtown Louisville, especially with Forecastle Festival happening, many said they'll be extra cautious.

"It's in the back of my mind. And certainly when something like this happens, it's in the forefront of my mind," Goeing said.

Gregg’s vehicle has not been located and Oldham Count Police are asking for assistance in locating his vehicle. It is a silver 2007 Chrysler Sebring with a Kentucky registration  of  974-RBB. The vehicle may also have a shuttle sign on its roof. Do not attempt to approach this vehicle.

If you have any information regarding Gregg's murder, you're urged to call Oldham County Police at 502-222-1300 or www.oldhamcountypolice.com.

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