Police still probing disappearance 8 years later


Associated Press

Posted on December 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM

VINE GROVE, Ky. (AP) — Police in central Kentucky are hoping to provide answers to the family and friends of a woman who vanished eight years ago after leaving her home to go to the bank.

Vine Grove Police Chief Kenneth Mattingly told WLKY-TV in Louisville (http://bit.ly/1ifENg4 ) that investigators are pouring over the file on Vicky Delaurier, who was last seen by a neighbor the night of Dec. 17, 2005.

Police found Delaurier's car the next day, but could find no sign of her. Mattingly says Delaurier was going to make a $3,000 bank deposit for her employer, Save-A-Lot, but the money never made it into the bank.

Although Delaurier's case is a missing person's case, in Radcliff, it has been treated as a theft because of the bank deposit, Mattingly said.

Mattingly says investigators are looking for anything that can be done to find Delaurier, given the changes in DNA technology and other forms of evidence examination.

"Even if in the end it's a tragic event, it still is an answer," Mattingly said.

Delaurier's neighbor, Charles West, said she made it home from work that day. He was putting the finishing touches on Christmas decorations when Delaurier yelled hello to him.

"She saw me, she walked over, spoke with me briefly," West said.

West is possibly the last person to talk to Delaurier. West can't help but wonder what became of his neighbor.

"I do this every year and I do think about it," said West.


Information from: WLKY-TV, http://wlky.com