Missing since May 21, 1971 from Corbin, Whitley County, Kentucky
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. None of the employees at King's remember seeing them. A witness stated that they had been saving money and had approximately $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
Lt. Curtis O'Bannon
Agency Case Number:
NCIC Number: M-002578914
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Kentucky State Police
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