KSP seek info in missing person cold case


On New Year's Eve nearly five years ago, the husband of a Caldwell County woman called authorities to report that his wife was missing.

The man said his wife, Tracy Tackwell, had left their residence in the 400 block of Dawson Road on foot. She was last seen on Dec. 4, 2014, according to reports.

Though the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office initially investigated the disappearance, they could not locate Tackwell and eventually turned the case over to Kentucky State Police.

Last week, KSP attempted to revive the cold case, issuing a plea to anyone who might have information on Tackwell's whereabouts.

"We've been going through some of our cold cases," KSP Post 2 spokesman Trooper Rob Austin said.

He said a recent similar plea in another county turned up significant community feedback, which he hoped would happen in Tackwell's case.

"Maybe someone would know where she was or what has happened to her," Austin said.

Tackwell, then 42, was not in legal trouble at the time, law enforcement said, adding that she may have not had access to her needed prescription medication.

She was described then as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 137 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Austin said he didn't know all the particulars of Tackwell's case, and said he's unaware of any potential suspects or persons of interest in the disappearance.

"She's just a missing person at this point, who's been missing for nearly five years."

Austin said it's unusual to have a disappearance of that length with no one having heard from the person.

In the months after the disappearance, officials said Tackwell's information was entered into multiple law enforcement and missing person databases.

Anyone with information on Tackwell or her whereabouts is asked to contact KSP at 270-676-3313 or via the Kentucky State Police app, available on Android and iOS systems.