One year later police still looking for answers in woman's death

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

It is a case that police say has turned cold.

Brandi Fields left her home on July 15 last year and was not seen again until her body was found five days later.

Fields' family said they are hoping for some answers as to why their loved one was killed.

"All I want in life is justice for my mom. That's all I ever want. I don't want justice for her. I demand it," said Tyler Fields, Brandi's son.

It has been one year since Fields went missing in Pike County, and her 13-year-old son Tyler says he has spent every day of the past year wondering why this happened.

Meanwhile police say the case has grown cold.

"I feel like I'm at a standstill," said Fields' mom Lana Blankenship.

Fields' body was found at an old strip mine in Pike County

Her mom says Fields left their house on July 15 last year saying she would be right back, even leaving her purse at home.

"She told us she loved us, like she always did, and out the door she went," said Blankenship.

But she would never come back.

"I just totally lost it when my ex-husband called and said that they'd found her," said Blankenship.

State police are asking anyone with information to call them.

"If anybody has any information, it doesn't matter what type of information, whether you think it's important or not, it may be important to the detective's investigation," said KSP Trooper Shaun Little.

So her family can start to move on from this tragedy.

"I just want to know why. She didn't deserve that. Nobody deserves to be done the way she was done," said Blankenship.

"I've cried all I can cry, and I miss her dearly," said Tyler.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville or send information through their website at All tips can remain anonymous.

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