Kentucky State Police have charged a man with murder and kidnapping after the remains of a convicted child rapist were found in Jackson County on Saturday.
Jessie Gibson, 23, of Anville, Kentucky, was charged in the death of Elijah Rader, according to a news release from KSP. Rader was a registered sex offender who was convicted of rape in 2003, according to court records. His victim was a 6-year-old child, according to the Kentucky sex offender registry.
Gibson was not a victim of Rader’s, state trooper Adam Hall said.
Police said they were looking for Bruce Carr, 48, of Manchester and Melissa Gulley, 35, of Richmond, Kentucky. Both were sought in the killing and kidnapping of Rader. The two were considered armed and dangerous, according to a KSP news release.
Rader, 70, had been missing since Jan. 31. The Jackson County sheriff’s office and state police Richmond and London posts have been searching for Rader the two months, according to a news release.
After the remains were found near Old Island City Road in London, they were taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort and identified as Rader’s.
Anyone with information on Carr or Gulley was encouraged to contact KSP’s Richmond post at (859) 623-2404.