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Case File 2795DFKY


Martha Sue Shelton
Missing since May 21, 1971 from Corbin, Whitley County, Kentucky
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
On May 21, 1971, Claude Shelton and his wife Sue Shelton, left their residence at Gerry's trailer park on 18th street in Corbin, and never returned.
They left their residence, after putting their three kids to bed, apparently en route to King's truck stop, five miles away. This is according to their daughter who overheard them talking after going to bed.
The Shelton's presumably left in their vehicle, a white 1967 Ford Galaxie 500, plate number 937 944. None of the employees at King's remember seeing them. A witness stated that they had been saving money and had approx. $600.00. The daughter said they kept money in a bowl in the kitchen but it was never found.
Claude Shelton had been steadily employed for 10 years and, according to witnesses, both he and his wife were fond of their children and it is unlikely that they would leave them.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Kentucky State Police - POST 11

Agency Case Number: 11C14653

NCIC Number: M-002577911
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Kentucky State Police

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