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PostSubject: Paige Johnson still missing, presumed dead: Jacob Bumpass, made of Teflon?   Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:25 pm

Five years ago, a 17-year-old Florence girl, Paige Johnson, vanished.
The teen, described as a “social butterfly,” was reported missing on Sept. 23, 2010, setting off public vigils, exhaustive investigative searches, a flurry of social media including Facebook pages seeking clues about her disappearance and offering support to her family.
None of it led to Paige Johnson, or to answers about what happened to her.
But Paige’s disappearance isn’t a mystery to everyone. And five years later, investigators say they will never close her case.
“I believe there are multiple people that know what happened to Paige, whether she was murdered or whether it was some other cause of her death,” Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders said. “While there may not been a lot of people involved in her death, they know what happened to her body. They have chosen to be uncooperative.”
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children continues its search for Paige, whose sister, Brittany Haywood, then from Covington, reported her missing. The center is again urging the public to call with tips and information about Paige.
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Paige Johnson (left) and sister Brittany Haywood, who reported her missing. (Photo: Provided)

Paige was the mother of a then 2-year-old daughter, Makenzie, when she disappeared. She had dropped out of Simon Kenton High School after she had her baby, but those who knew her said she was a friendly, happy girl.
“We had a couple classes together at Simon Kenton High School. She was a sweet girl, very funny and full of life,” said Candice Williamson, who currently lives in Ludlow. “It’s sad nothing has been discovered of her whereabouts or what happened to her.”
Haywood said she misses her sister terribly. “She was such a down-to-earth, fun-loving girl who would’ve done anything for anyone at the drop of a hat,” she said.
After Haywood reported Paige missing, police questioned Jacob T. Bumpass, then 22, of Taylor Mill. He was described as one of Paige’s acquaintances, who’d picked her up at her mother’s Florence home the evening of Sept. 22. He told them he dropped off Paige at about 1 a.m. the next morning at 15th Street and Scott Boulevard in Covington.
But the evidence didn’t show that. Investigators said phone records placed Bumpass near Paige’s Florence home at that time.
More phone records led investigators with cadaver dogs to 10,000-acre East Fort State Park in Clermont County, where they searched for Paige. They said they focused their search in the park because Bumpass, the last person known to have seen Paige, sent a text message from the area at about 4:28 a.m. Sept. 23.
They recovered nothing.
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Kentucky officials searched for Johnson's body in a cistern on a tip it was located in the backyard of a building on the 3500 block of Decoursey Pike in Latonia in 2013. (Photo: Enquirer file)


Bumpass was never named as a suspect and never arrested for anything in relation to Paige Johnson’s disappearance.
He was arrested in November 2010 on a parole violation for a theft conviction for having liquor in his home, but he was released from a Kentucky prison in 2012. He has not spoken with police about the missing persons case since early in the investigation.
Sanders said investigators want to talk to Bumpass again.
Attorneys for Bumpass said they have no comment, and The Enquirer was unable to reach Bumpass for this story.
Haywood agreed with Sanders, saying people have to know what happened to her younger sister.
“She didn’t deserve what happened to her, and Jacob Bumpass and one of his close friends know exactly what happened to her yet refuse to come forward,” Haywood said. “I know there are other people who know what happened to my sister that night five years ago, and how they sleep at night is baffling to me.”
Tips wane, police seek more information

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There haven’t been many large-scale searches for Paige in the past couple of years, but police follow up on whatever leads they get, said Covington Police Detective Justin Bradbury.
In January 2013, they searched the backyard of a building on the 3500 block of Decoursey Pike in Latonia when they heard that the teen’s remains could be in a cistern.
Most tips these days are vague.
“There’s not much in the way of credible leads that have enough information,” Bradbury said. “If there’s even a piece of information that we can tie in with the information we had, we definitely work it.”
Still, Sanders called the investigation “very active.”
“We’ve chased down countless leads and tips and possible witnesses,” Sanders said. “As frustrating as it is to have a case go on this long, Covington Police deserve kudos for how they’ve pursued it. There’s nothing that puts Paige in Covington with the exception of one person’s word. Jacob Bumpass said he’d seen Paige Johnson alive in the city of Covington.”
Holding out hope for answers
The community has been affected by the disappearance of the teen, Bradbury said.
“I think the problem with the case is, it just leaves a lot of questions,” he said. “There’s a greater fear in the community when there’s just no answers (to) what happened, 

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PostSubject: Re: Paige Johnson still missing, presumed dead: Jacob Bumpass, made of Teflon?   Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:29 pm

Bumpass remains free, careless, very jewy...



 

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PostSubject: Re: Paige Johnson still missing, presumed dead: Jacob Bumpass, made of Teflon?   Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:33 pm

http://archive.cincinnati.com/article/20101014/NEWS010703/310140033/Blood-found-home-man-who-last-saw-missing-Florence-teen

COVINGTON – The last person to be seen with missing 17-year-old Paige Johnson was arrested on a parole violation 11 days after the girl disappeared.
When parole officers went to Jacob Bumpass’s Taylor Mill home on Oct. 4 to arrest him, they found what appeared to be dried blood and two latex gloves in the kitchen sink. Police dogs searched the area around that home on Friday.

Bumpass, 22, tried to run from officers there to arrest him, according to affidavits for a series of search warrants for Bumpass’s home, two cars and several mobile phones.
Bumpass is not being called a suspect in the disappearance, Kenton Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders said Thursday, because there is no evidence that a crime was committed.

“A missing juvenile under suspicious circumstances is all they have now,” Sanders said.
He said there are too many non-criminal explanations to speculate on the significance of the substance recovered in the sink. The substance has not yet been forensically tested. Rolling Eyes

Bumpass was last seen picking up Johnson, mother of a 2-year-old girl, Sept. 23 at the home she shared with her mother in Florence.

Johnson’s family has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to put up about 1,000 missing persons posters across the region but there have been no confirmed sighting of the teen. She left home with no credit cards and no mobile phone.
Covington police Lt. Col. Spike Jones said Bumpass, who grew up in Crestview Hills and attended Dixie Heights High School, isn’t cooperating and has hired a lawyer.

“We would hope if he has information that would return Paige to her family that he would share that with us,” Jones said.

The probation violation Bumpass is being held on is for not informing authorities that he had quit his job and having alcohol at his home. Covington police Detective Bryan Frodge wrote in the affidavit that investigators confirmed that Bumpass had given the under-aged Johnson alcohol in the hours leading up to her disappearance.
Bumpass was paroled in August 2009 after serving two years, nine months and 19 days of an eight-year sentence on two counts of theft by unlawful taking out of Kenton and Boone counties, according to the corrections department.

Frodge wrote in an affidavit for a search warrant that Bumpass was “not being truthful about the times and locations he was with Johnson.” The detective’s opinion was based on cell phone towers Bumpass’s phone had accessed, or “pinged,” the night of Johnson’s disappearance.

Bumpass told investigators that he had dropped off Johnson at about 1 a.m. Sept. 23 in the area of 15th and Scott streets in Covington.

Investigators traced the pinging starting at 1 a.m. on a series of towers that stretched from near Johnson’s home in Florence to 4 a.m. at East Fork State Park in Clermont County. The “pings” then continue as the phone travels back south through Cincinnati and ultimately to Wilder at 10 a.m.

Bumpass changed his phone number after Johnson’s disappearance but retained the same phone, according to one affidavit.

Another affidavit states Bumpass’ friend told investigators that Bumpass’ brother extensively cleaned his own 1999 Black Mazda two or three days after Johnson’s disappearance. The brothers had shared the car in the days after the disappearance.

The friend said he found it odd because the brother didn’t generally keep his car clean, according to the affidavit.

Investigators have searched the Mazda along with a 2008 black Hyundai registered in Ohio to a Linda Bumpass. The paperwork didn’t indicate Linda Bumpass’ relationship to Jacob Bumpass.



An inventory of what police have recovered from the search warrants had not been filed in the district court clerk’s office as of Thursday afternoon.

Anyone with any information on Paige Johnson is asked to contact the Covington police at 859-292-2222 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.

Johnson is 5-foot-1, 110 pounds with brown eyes and light brown hair with high-lights. Her ears, tongue and navel are pierced.

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PostSubject: Re: Paige Johnson still missing, presumed dead: Jacob Bumpass, made of Teflon?   Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:34 pm

Could it get any worse than this?  


...Or is this just phony news to see who takes the bait?  


Bum-pass?


Bump-Ass?

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PostSubject: Re: Paige Johnson still missing, presumed dead: Jacob Bumpass, made of Teflon?   Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:10 am

Rodger Albert Bumpass (born November 20, 1951) is an American actor, voice actor, writer and producer. He is best known for his long-running role as Squidward Tentacles on the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants

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