Family asks for help in finding murdered northern Kentucky couple

Robert Jones, 38, and Crystal Warner, 35, were last seen leaving a home on Texas Road in...
Robert Jones, 38, and Crystal Warner, 35, were last seen leaving a home on Texas Road in Springfield on Sunday, July 3.(WKYT)
Published: Jul. 9, 2016 at 9:50 PM EDT
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A Kentucky mother is pleading for help after police say a man killed her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend. Friday police charged Craig Pennington with two counts of murder.

Police say Pennington killed Robert Jones and Crystal Warner. The couple were last seen leaving a rental property in Washington County nearly a week ago. Their car was found abandoned in Georgetown.

"They said that they want to talk to me and they were in their vehicle, their trooper car," Mary Reeve, Warner's mom, explained.

Family and friends, determined to find the couple, joined for a search Friday but it came to a halt when Reeve was told news a mom never wants to hear about her child.

"They started telling us and they said that they were investigating a murder charge and right then I knew," she said. She knew it was the outcome they'd been praying wouldn't come true.

Reeve said, "I never thought in a million years my beautiful sweet daughter that anything would ever happen to her like this. She is just kind to everybody, goodhearted."

The murders took Jones from his three children.

"I really feel for those children because they need their daddy, too."

Reeve says it's still hard to find words. Family is asking the public not stop searching for the couple.

"I want them to continue. I would ask that people in Washington County and the surrounding areas, and also up to where the car is search their properties."

Reeve says she won't find closure until the bodies are found.

"I hope and pray that if somebody knows what they did with the bodies to come forward because we need to know and we need to get closure. We want to give them a proper burial," she said.

Kentucky State Police is actively investigating, trying to find an area of concentration for a search.