BROOKSVILLE – It has been more than 18 years since an auburn haired, Bracken County girl was last seen.

Just 17-years-old when she disappeared on Oct. 21, 1997, on May 6, it will be 36 years since Erica Fraysure was born.

According to reports at the time, she had given a friend, Shane Simcox, a ride in her car and the two were seen in Brooksville early in the day.

Fraysure’s vehicle was found in between large round hay bales on Fronk’s Lane on the outskirts of Brooksville the next morning. Her purse, including money and her paycheck were allegedly found in the vehicle.

Kentucky State Police have been in charge of the case and continue to field occasional leads which have not resulted in finding Fraysure.

Simcox was interviewed by police and reporters at the time, but has declined further interviews.

Some of the claims even garnered national attention when, the late Sylvia Brown, a psychic who frequented the Montel Williams Show, mentioned to Fraysure family members a water connection to the search and an initial “C” she felt was related to the case.

The result was a media frenzy and the draining of a local pond, with no evidence found.

Claims re-surface with each year that passes, police said, but many have already been researched to no avail.

In 2008, an inmate in a Kentucky prison claimed he had detailed knowledge of the case, including who may have killed her, but claimed he would only reveal what they knew if a police corruption review of his case was done.

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There is no proof Fraysure is alive or dead, police said.

Her mother died not knowing what became of her daughter.

More images of Fraysure can be seen at

Anyone with information on what may have happened to Fraysure should contact Kentucky State Police at 859-428-1212.


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