View Full Version : Crystal Sue Marler remains found in Forest
July 28th, 2009, 08:51 PM
The McCreary County Sheriff's Department is investigating an 11-year-old murder case, after skeletal remains were found in the Peel Dogwood area of the Boone National Forest.
Crystal Sue Marler was 15 years old when she went missing on October 12, 1998. She was last seen on Strunk Ridge Road in Whitley City, Kentucky.
DNA analysis now confirms that skeletal remains found by a hunter on April 25 belong to Marler.
Investigators believe Marler died of a gunshot wound and blunt force trauma. At this point, they have no strong suspect, but a few persons of interest.
July 28th, 2009, 09:50 PM
I am glad that her family can give her a proper burial. I hope they get the person(s) that did this.
July 28th, 2009, 11:36 PM
aw, she was such a pretty young lady. I am so glad they found her remains and I sure hope they find the killer.
Because of the shit I read here on DD, I find myself looking at my daughter and imagine that if anyone ever did anything to her that I would go worse than postal on someone. I waited a long time for my baby girl and she is perfect...everything I imagined.... I am on a much more heightened awareness since coming to DD and for this I am thankful to everyone who participates in making this site what it is.
July 31st, 2009, 06:52 PM
it is horrible to lose a child, even more horrible not to know where s/he lies. without a body to bury and grieve there is no closure, no finality. marriage, birth and death are enclosed in ritual, and there is a reason for this...ritual is a comfort, a group/family sharing. i am sorry this young woman is dead, but i am relieved that her family will be able to lay her to rest.
July 14th, 2010, 01:52 AM
though no official updates in case, the locals appear to believe a "matt cordell" did it based off of two forums i found discussing crystal. i have no idea who he is or why people are saying that, but here's a local update of sorts:
SEE FORUM #1, STEARNS FORUM:
Cordell hater | Jan 7, 2010 | Reply
2010 is here Cordell's and your days
Curious1 | Jan 19, 2010 | Reply
Is there any evidence that suggests
that the Cordell's were involved in
Crystal's murder? I have been trying
to read up on this case as much as I
can but I'm not finding out much.
When the girl went missing/her
mother dropped her off.. which of
her friends did she plan on visiting?
Is this known? If so, did the friend say that Crystal actually showed up at his/her house? And if she did, when she left who did she leave with? I don't know much about this case but I am wanting justice to be served. That beautiful young girl did not deserve to die. Are there any other suspects, any good evidence, etc.? Why did it take so long for her body to be found "when she wasn't even buried." If a hunter found her then doesn't it seem likely that she could had been found earlier by another hunter? So, why wasn't she? Does hunters only go there every 10-11 years.. doesn't make much sense. I believe that her dead body was located somewhere else and then moved to that location later on. Could that be a possibility? I don't know many facts about this case. I also don't know any of the people involved. I just go by what is posted here/there on the net. Someone said something about a letter being found.. what is that all about?
Mack | Jan 21, 2010 | Reply
WHAT hunters found her? (Read have you seen me real good)
Shadow People | Jan 21, 2010
The newspaper says, "Two hunters were scouting the woods off Peel Dogwood Road in search of turkey when they made a much more important discovery — a skull lying exposed on the forest floor."
SEE FORUM # 2 (REFERS TO STEARNS FORUM, ABOVE, AND SAYS STUFF GOT OUT OF HAND AND WAS DELETED OFF...I WANNA KNOW WHAT THAT WAS!)
Looking for Justice | Aug 28, 2009
Yes, keep on posting don't let them forget. On Stearns topix site there has been some pretty sick posts on the thread "Have You Seen Me" , they may have taken it off since the administrators tend to do that if a post is found to be offensive. I've not looked for a while. I just hope the ones that did this to her are found out or come forward and admit to it. Admitting to it could mean a less punishment. Even admitting any knowledge from the beginning that was withheld because of fear of the murderers doing the same to them probably will go easy. Just keep it on top and keep praying, that is what got it to the present.
Wondering | Sep 17, 2009
get them wrote:
Ppl keep this going on topix and don't let up,and just maybe our county will make an arrest!God bless this family. It has been very quiet since the funeral except for the terrible statements on the Stearns Topix but who knows that could have happen like that. I would not put anything past these boys. So keep writing and maybe some day there will be justice.
cordells | Sep 28, 2009
I heard eddie help get rid of the body after the boys raped and killed her it was under the water plant road house untill the stink got bad then eddie moved it for his boys so they would"nt get in trouble
oh pleaze | Sep 29, 2009
i dont hardly think they would keep a body under the house i have been ther many times and never a stink there.
Ceaser | Sep 30, 2009
Has anyone heard anything about the evidence they found with the remains? Or anything new for that matter. We looked for her about 3 years ago and were so glad to hear she was finally found.
not here | Sep 30, 2009
the law enforcement we have here in mccreary county cant solve a murder. you see if they dont have someone to rat to them then it goes unsolved. they just dont have the know how to solve anything. so i am so sorry to say that unless someone comes forward with the truth it will never be known what happened to her. and that is so sad
damn straight | Oct 1, 2009
matt cordell bragged about raping her and shooting her for a long time before she came up dead he gave too many details that turned out right including where he buried her you figure it out its his second killing get wise people
Question_Mark | Oct 24, 2009
Thats a damn shame! But what comes around goes around!
omg | Dec 11, 2009
i hope matt cordell get what he deserves, crystal was my sisters bestfriend we miss her so much
Justice For Crystal | Dec 16, 2009
Please keep all topic in "Have You
Seen Me" In stearns ky..... Please!
Ky_Justice | Dec 17, 2009
god damned cordells and company!
My money is on it too!
completely disgusted | Dec 18, 2009
I dont think it was Matt, I firmly believe it was Seth Cordell and Johnny Tucker. Overheard too many weird conversations. Why else would Seth move to Louisville right after the remains were discovered?
August 25th, 2012, 10:06 AM
More detail about the finding of her remains......
Two hunters were scouting the woods off Peel Dogwood Road in search of turkey when they made a much more important discovery — a skull lying exposed on the forest floor.
They called McCreary County 911, which dispatched sheriff’s deputies to the scene. The deputies verified that the skull was human, secured the scene and notified Sheriff Gus Skinner at approximately 8:20 a.m. The McCreary County Coroner’s Office and State Medical Examiner’s Office were also notified.
The search — which lasted until about 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon — also included the Kentucky State Police, U.S. Forest Service, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and K-9 cadaver units from the Tennessee SRTA.
The crime scene was located off Peel Dogwood Road, about a mile down Forest Service Road 6136. Officers found scattered skeletal remains in a fairly concentrated area approximately 100 feet from the gravel road. Though remote, the area is not unfamiliar to hunters.
“The right one just walked by the right place,” Sheriff Skinner said of the discovery.
According to Sheriff Skinner, the body apparently decomposed on top of the ground. Though investigators had to clear away “several years worth of leaf litter,” they never had to dig below the soil.
At the time the story this links to was posted, they were not even certain it was her....... :dong:
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