Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:59 PM
Updated: Jan 4, 2013 7:09 AM
Jessamine County Sheriff Department said they've exhausted all resources trying to find any relatives of James Wallace. Wallace is the man who police said was brutally beaten in Jessamine County on New Year's Eve.
Now, investigators are asking for your help to find out just "who" James Wallace was.
The Fayette County Coroner's Office and the Jessamine Sheriff's Department both said they had talked to Wallace's friends, and even a former lover, but details surrounding his family are vague.
It's a question that needs answering. Who was 32-year old James Wallace? The Jessamine County Sheriff's Department said they, along with other agencies, have followed up on several leads but they're now at a stand still.
"(We) did find out that he has a small child in North Carolina, talked to the mother but she does not know anything about where his mother is," stated Deputy Peel, with the Jessamine County Sheriff Department.
Turns out it may be harder than originally thought to track down the victim's mother. Deputy Allen Peel said it appears as though Wallace was a foster child.
"We've also discovered that this subject, the victim, was homeless at the time that this happened," explained Deputy Peel.
The Jessamine County Sheriff's Department said they were able to trace Wallace in multiple states, including Michigan.
"So at this point and in this area we pretty much have(exhausted our resources), so now we're looking for help with the Detroit Police and maybe we can find his mother," stated Deputy Peel.
So how and why did Wallace end up in Kentucky? Deputy Peel said the department is asking for any information about Wallace that might lead them to his next of kin.
As for Curtis Flora, the man who police say beat Wallace in the head, is set to appear in court Monday. At this time, Flora is charged with 1st degree assault. There's no word yet from police if the charges against Curtis Flora may be upgraded.