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Warrant obtained in case of Ky woman who vanished in 2000

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Posted at 5:39 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 05:39:03-04

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A person of interest has been named in the case of a Kentucky woman who vanished in 2000.

The Bowling Green Daily News reported Scottsville police said 23-year-old Peggy Sue Ashley was last seen on July 29, 2000, getting into a truck belonging to Calvin Smith, of Munfordville. Authorities have now obtained a warrant to search a barn on Smith’s property.

Ashley fought with her boyfriend and reported the fight to authorities hours before she disappeared.

Surveillance video showed her later driving into a parking lot followed by another car and then getting into a white truck. A male acquaintance told authorities that he drove her to a pay phone and brought her back to her car. Video does not show her return.

Authorities said Ashley's boyfriend was eliminated as a suspect.