Missing and Murdered Part II: Ralph Bigelow, 1989


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Part Two of the series focuses on the 1989 murder of Ralph Bigelow, who was killed in his barn while feeding his horses.

A complete list of all current “cold case” files maintained by Kentucky State Police at the Ashland and Morehead posts and the previous article by Carter County Post can be foundhere


Cold Case on the Murder of Ralph Bigelow

State Police Request Help Resolving Ralph Bigelow Murder – April 27,1989

On Thursday April 27,1989 at approximately 0900 hours, Ralph Bigelow was killed at his barn while feeding his horses, by a person or persons unknown. The barn was located on Ky. 596, Salem Ridge Road in Mason County.

An investigation of the scene revealed that Mr. Bigelow had been shot multiple times by a shotgun, and robbed of approximately $3000.00 in cash.

Detectives are requesting help from the community or anyone who might have information on the robbery and homicide of Ralph Bigelow Anyone with information can contact the case officer Detective Wes Prather with the Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead, Kentucky at (606) 784-4127 or e-mail him at Tommy.Prather@ky.gov.

Investigating Officer Contact Information:



OFFICER: Detective Wes Prather

PHONE: (606) 784-4127

EMAIL: Tommy.Prather@ky.gov


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