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25 year anniversary of cold case

Kentucky cold case draws national attention
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Posted at 10:03 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 22:03:16-04

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) — In July 1994, Linda Gibson and her half-brother Cody Garrett were reported missing. Their bodies were discovered days later, but no one has ever been arrested for the crime.

"It destroyed my whole family. It's destroyed me and my heart. It left a big hole in my heart that can't be filled," said Clayton Gibson.

Clayton was just a teenager when his sister, Linda, and her 4-year-old half brother, Cody Garrett, were murdered. Twenty five years have passed since then, and Clayton says he is discouraged, but still holds on to the hope that this case will gain some traction.

Linda and Cody were last seen at the Dairy Mart in Somerset.

In the weeks leading up to their disappearance, Linda told her family that she feared for her life.

"She told our father that people were going to try to hurt her, but she wouldn't tell anybody who it was. She said she was afraid for the rest of the family," Clayton said.

Over the course of two decades, Clayton has gone door-to-door in the area where Linda and Cody's bodies were found.

"People would say, 'yes, we remember, we're sorry we don't know anything. We haven't heard anything'," he told LEX 18.

Dateline NBC picked up the story last week, renewing hope that the case could be solved. Clayton says it also brings up concerns that fear might keep the truth from coming out.

"I know somebody knows something, they heard something, or saw something. Any little thing. Anything. They might not even think would help, that might be what it takes to help with the case," he said.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office tells LEX 18 that this is still an active case and their detectives work on the investigation weekly.