|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1985|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2012|
November 16, 2012
Jonathan Ryan Foley, 27, of Barbourville, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Friday) at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Tanyard Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour today at the funeral home.
Knox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
November 12, 2012
Barbourville Police recover body of local missing man
CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report
According to a Barbourville Police Department press release, late Sunday night, Nov. 11,2012, the body of Jonathan Foley, reported missing on Nov. 7, was recovered by officers from the Barbourville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff Department, Kentucky State Police and Knox County SORT Team.
Arrested and charged with murder were John Chris Mills, 42, of Bimble, George Marcum, 52, of Trosper, and James Wyatt 33, of Bimble. All three were lodged in the Knox County Jail.
Based upon the missing persons investigation launched Wednesday afternoon, officers learned Foley had been killed on the day he went missing. Through a joint agency investigation, three men were identified as being involved in the murder and arrested Sunday. Following the arrests, officers learned the location of Foley's body and were able to recover Foley so that he could be returned to his family. Joint efforts by several agencies were crucial to arrests being made and information gathered.
The investigation is ongoing and more charged are expected.
November 30, 2012
Trosper man arrested in connection with murder
CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
A Trosper man has been arrested in connection with the murder investigation of 27-year-old Barbourville resident Jonathan Foley.
Barbourville Police Chief Mike Broughton said Thursday Lonnie Joseph Sturdivant, 28, faces charges of first-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension.
He was jailed under a $25,000 cash bond.
"He had firsthand knowledge of the events that took place leading up to the point where the body was disposed of," said Barbourville Police Detective Steve Owens.
Owens said Sturdivant also had "firsthand knowledge" that the vehicle alleged to have transported Foley's body to where it was discovered had been taken out of this area.
Owens said a cause of death has yet to be determined, as investigators are still waiting for autopsy results.
"We believe we have worked out the motive," said Owens. "But why this motive we don't know."
He said cooperation during the investigation has been an issue, but Owens and Broughton both hope to see all four suspects brought before December's grand jury session, barring "unforeseen kinks."
"However, it will be no later than January," Broughton said.
Three people face murder charges in Foley's death. John Chris Mills, 42, and James Wyatt, 33, both of Bimble, and George Marcum, 52, of Trosper were arrested Nov. 11 and remain in the Knox County Jail.
According to the victim's father, Charles Foley, Jr., his son went missing Nov. 6 after borrowing his father's cell phone for a quick trip to the store.
Foley's vehicle, a Ford F150, was found by Foley, Jr. at CSC, and surveillance tape from the neighboring Knox County Hospital showed Foley's truck and a second truck arriving in the parking lot together, and then the second truck driving away leaving Foley's truck behind, according to Owens.
Broughton said Foley was killed the night he went missing. His body was recovered off Ed Matlock Place Road near Trosper after one of the suspects provided information during questioning.
Foley was buried Nov. 16 at Tanyard Cemetery.
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