Wrongful Death Missing Sisters Found Safe, Father’s Death Ruled Homicide

Two Western Kentucky sisters who went missing for more than a week have been found safe.

The Allen County Sheriff says 13-year-old Jezzie Whitney and 11-year-old Cassie Whitney were found Monday in Smiths Grove, near Bowling Green.

The sheriff’s office issued an alert for the sisters and their mother May 23, they hadn’t been seen since May 18.


The Sheriff says 19-year-olds Braxton Whitney and Denovan Sutton were arrested Monday morning and charged with custodial interference.

On Tuesday afternoon, the girls’ noncustodial mother, Melissa Scott, was located and booked into the Allen County Jail. She is also charged with custodial interference, according to WKRN.

There is also an active death investigation involving the girls’ father– Larry Whitney Jr. who was found dead from a chest wound May 16.

WKRN reported on Tuesday that his death has been ruled a homicide following autopsy results.

WKRN via the Allen County Sheriff's Office

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