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Kentucky State Police Investigates Missing Person in Pike County (UPDATED)

Pikeville, KY. (December 22, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post is asking for the public’s assistance as part of an ongoing missing person investigation.

KSP Post 9 was contacted on December 21, 2020, in reference to a missing Pike County woman.  The initial investigation indicates that Clara Morgan O’Brien, 39 years old of Fedscreek, KY, last contacted her boyfriend on December 18, 2020. She is described as a white female, 5’10” tall, 140 lbs., with long brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information about her location is asked to contact the KSP Pikeville Post at 606-433-7711.

The investigation is ongoing by Post 9 Trooper Sheldon Thomas.


Pikeville, KY. (December 31, 2020) – Kentucky State Police have identified the deceased as Clara Morgan O’Brien, 39 years old of Fedscreek, KY. O’Brien had previously been reported as missing to KSP on December 21, 2020. Preliminary reports have ruled O’Brien’s death as a homicide.  

As a result of this investigation, Chadwick Hunt, 44 years old of Lick Creek, KY has been arrested and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. He is currently charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse. This investigation is ongoing by Detectives at Post 9.

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