Covering Kentucky

Jan 12, 2013 1:16 PM

Search For Missing KY Teen Renewed

Police in northern Kentucky say they are searching again for the remains of a missing 17-year-old girl.

Police tell NBC-affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati that they are searching a cistern in Covington for the remains of Paige Johnson, who was reported missing in September 2010.

Specialized search teams and cadaver dogs were at the scene Saturday morning after police got a tip that the girl's body may have been dumped there.

Police say the search is expected to last much of the day.

Johnson's family told LEX18 that Paige was declared legally dead about a year ago.

In the summer of 2012, authorities responded to a tip that Paige Johnson was buried in a shallow grave in Knox County, but no remains were found.

The man last seen with Johnson is Jacob Bumpass.

Investigators say Johnson went missing after Jacob Bumpass said he dropped her off at her Covington home.


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