On the 26th of August, 1995, 26-year-old Heather Danyelle Teague was sunbathing on Newburgh Beach in Henderson County, Kentucky.
At around 12:45pm, a witness who was observing the beach area through a telescope, saw Heather get dragged by the hair and into the woods at gunpoint. Heather has not been seen or heard from since.
The witness said the person who took Heather was a caucasian man who stood at around 6″0′ and weighed approximately 210 to 230 pounds. He had brown hair and a bushy beard and was wearing jeans with no shirt. He was also wearing a wig and mosquito net.
Police searched Newburgh Beach later the same day, and they managed to find part of Heather’s bathing suit close to the abduction site. They also found some additional evidence, but nothing that was significant enough to give them any hints as to where Heather might have been taken.
After Heather’s disappearance, a man by the name of Marvin Ray “Marty” Dill was pulled over by police in a routine traffic stop that was happening because of Heather’s abduction. Marvin was driving a red and white Ford Bronco, which was identical to a vehicle that a witness saw parked next to Heather’s car on the day of her abduction.
Whilst searching his car, police found two guns, two knives, duct tape, rubber gloves, rope and bloodstains on the inside of the tailgate. Marvin also strongly resembled the man the witness had seen on the beach with Heather that day.
The police got several tips that suggested Marvin was connected to Heather’s disappearance, so in August 1995 the police went over to Marvin’s house to question him. However, Marvin became aware of the police presence and told his wife to leave the house. Marvin then shot himself before the police could ask him any questions, or even go inside his house.
After Marvin had died, the prosecutors gathered evidence against him and went to a grand jury. Marvin’s wife was called in as a witness, but she invoked her fifth amendment rights and refused to answer any questions regarding Heather’s abduction.
There was one other suspect in Heather’s case, a man named Christopher J.Below, whose home was Henderson, Kentucky. Christopher pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 1991 death of Kathern Fetzer, and he served an 11 to 18-year sentence for her death.
Police think that Christopher may have been involved with Heather’s death as she looked very similar to Kathern, both women had long dark brown hair and were around 5″0′ and 100 pounds. It is also thought that Christopher is responsible for the disappearance of Mary Kushto, Shaylene Farrell and Kristina Porco.
It is also known that Christopher, Marvin and Heather all knew people in common, but if they knew each other is unknown. It is also theorised that perhaps Christopher and Marvin kidnapped and attacked Heather together, but there is no evidence to support this.
Despite the suspects, there have been no arrests in Heather’s case. Heather has not been found dead or alive, and no one has seen or heard from her since the 26th of August 1995.
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