Search For Joyce Crider Continues In Floyd Co.

For years, her disappearance has puzzled police. On Wednesday, there was another possible break in the case of a missing Lexington woman.

Joyce Crider has been missing for six years. She disappeared in October of 2002. She told family members she was on her way to see her now ex-husband, and never came back.

Lexington police have searched for her body ever since, but now the FBI is getting in on the search.

Lexington Police, FBI agents and the state medical examiner spent the day on Wednesday, digging for the first time at a location west of Prestonsburg in Floyd County.

They used cadaver dogs, earth moving equipment, shovels and a septic pump to search for clues.

The property is owned by Bill Crider, Jr. He's considered to be a person of interest in the case.

Officials say they had enough on him to get a warrant to search his property and a truck that he was driving at the time of his ex-wife's disappearance.

27 NEWSFIRST contacted Bill Crider. He says he did not know about the search warrant and had no comment.

Crews returned to the scene in Floyd County on Thursday.

Joyce Crider's family is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to her whereabouts.

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  • by k Location: floyd on Nov 21, 2008 at 06:32 PM
    It is giong to be solved, somebody is gonna break, it is getting close, somebody will pay, I bet it will not suprise some, but some will be suprised, who is the one, who is the bad guy in all of this mess.
  • by R Location: Georgetown on Nov 21, 2008 at 04:11 AM
    I can't imagine the agony this family has gone through wondering where their loved one is and what she endured. They have my prayers.
  • by Praetor on Nov 20, 2008 at 08:33 PM
    To Kent Rose: Sir, I hope one day you have the chance to say that to the family of Joyce Crider, and I wish I could be there to witness that. To Anonymous: As someone who has worked in the court systems of Fayette County, it is possible for someone to step in and act for another party if there is reasonable doubt that the original person will be able to continue on with the case.
  • by melinda Location: mount sterling on Nov 20, 2008 at 01:48 PM
    i hope her family finds closure in this case. surely someone is bound to come forward. i pray for the family. i couldn't imagine something like this happening in my family
  • by Anonymous Location: prestonsburk on Nov 20, 2008 at 10:39 AM
    I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS CASE HAS NOT BEEN MORE WIDLY PUBLICIZED! Yesterday was the first time I heard of her dissapearence.
  • by kent rose Location: floyd county on Nov 20, 2008 at 10:00 AM
    GOD bless Bill Crider
  • by Shiro Location: Floyd County on Nov 20, 2008 at 05:14 AM
    This is very sad,this family needs closure and peace at heart.To have a family member missing that long,not knowing where they are or how they are,would be devastating.I hope they can find out what happen to Joyce Crider and bring peace to the family.If wrong doing was done to her,like i fear,may god put a guilt on that person, who done it,so heavy that they have to come foward.May God bless all during the holidays.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 at 06:48 PM
    How can they be exes if they never had the chance to finalize the divorce? *shakes head* Geez.
  • by ann Location: lexington on Nov 19, 2008 at 05:30 PM
    I knew Joyce through a working relationship and she's a lovely person. Although I never met her family, I know from conversations with her how much they loved each other and I know this has to rip them apart. I hope they can find her and bring her family some peace.


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