Sheriff responds to questions

Dear Editor,

Tara was reported missing on February 1, 2016 by her father at around 10 p.m. When the report was taken by the Pendleton County Sheriff’s Office Tara was entered as a missing person into the system. All persons of interest were interviewed within the first 48 hours and again over the weeks to come. A formal organized search by this office could not have been done because we had no place to start, just a location on Hwy. 10 is not enough to send search crews. We have watched countless hours of video while following up on leads, we executed several search warrants and formalized two location specific searches and myself and members of the office were in contact with the Turner family on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the case has resulted in a death investigation which is being handled by the Kentucky State Police in conjunction with this office.

Sincerely,
Sheriff C. Peoples