Unsolved Cases and Missing Persons
Kenneth “Ken” Earl Mohler
Kenneth “Ken” Earl Mohler was last seen on August 16th , 2012, at his place of employment, Gregory Wood Products located at 2801 Woodtech Dr. Newton, N.C.; where he worked as a third shift maintenance man.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kenneth ”Ken” Earl Mohler is asked to contact Senior Investigator Kerry Penley with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office at 828-465-8344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald Lester Padgett
On February 21, 2010, the body of Ronald Lester Padgett aka- “Beer Man” was found murdered in the bed of a pickup truck parked in a wooded area just off Spencer Rd. in Hickory. Investigators do not believe that Padgett was killed where his body was found. Padgett lived in the Conover area and had been reported missing just prior to the discovery of his body.
Roy Thomas Melton Jr
Roy Thomas Melton Jr –better known as “Bud”- was found murdered in his home on April 17, 2007. Melton resided in the Sherrill’s Ford Community and was known as a breeder of Pit Bulls.
Unidentified Female #1This female's body was located in Lake Norman on July 24, 1997. The female is possibly of Asian decent, approximately 30-40 years of age, 5'3" in height and may have weighed about 80 pounds. The victim had dark hair with a possible interweave hairpiece. Her ears were pierced three times. She was wearing the necklace pictured at right.
Tina MartinTina Martin was last seen on 02/12/2008 at 07:00 a.m., leaving her residence on Burnt Leaf Ln. Tina was driving a 1996 Ford Thunderbird, white in color, NC registration TNJ-2783.
If you have any information of Tina’s whereabouts please contact Inv. Styers at 828-465-8341 or JBstyers@catawbacountync.gov
Kristen Casey Gantt