UPDATE: Missing Rowan County woman’s boyfriend charged with murder

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UPDATE: Missing Rowan County woman’s boyfriend charged with murder

Via www.wtvq.com

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Gary Jeffries with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence late Friday night. Photo Courtesy: Katherine Holbrook
Picture of Gary Jeffries Detective Donnie Hall also confirmed the autopsy Saturday morning showed Jill Clayton died from a single gunshot wound.

There is still a full report expected from the State Medical Examiner.

Jeffries is still in Louisville Metro Corrections Center. He was first booked Nov. 30 facing ‘convicted felon with a handgun’ charge.

At the time of this article, Det. Hall says it’s not clear if the handgun found with Jeffries is the gun used in Clayton’s murder.

UPDATE, POSTED 8:00 P.M. FRIDAY, DEC. 11
MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – A volunteer helping look for a missing Rowan County woman made a grim discovery Friday afternoon.The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says the volunteer found the body of Jill Clayton, who disappeared Thanksgiving Day.Deputies say her body was “somewhat hidden” in a wooded area where volunteers had been searching.Investigators say her body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville to determine a cause and manner of death.Deputies say Clayton’s boyfriend, Gary Jeffries, is still “a person of interest” in the case as the investigation continues.Investigators say Jeffries has a criminal history and is currently in jail in Louisville in an unrelated case.

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