Mother of missing Kentucky woman wins police records appeal

November 7, 2017

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has ordered Kentucky State Police to disclose 911 call records from the day a 23-year-old woman went missing more than 20 years ago.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports that the Franklin Circuit Court opinion entered Nov. 1 grants Sarah Teague’s appeal, filed after she was denied access to chain of custody records for the 911 call reporting the apparent abduction of her daughter, Heather Teague, in 1995.

Sarah Teague sought the open records request after she and attorney Chip Adams said the call that was played for them in 2016 was different than the one they heard in 2008.

Court records say State Police had denied her 2016 request, arguing the disclosure might hinder “a prospective law enforcement action.” Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled those concerns were vague.


Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

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