North American Missing Persons Network
Erica Lee Fraysure

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 21, 1997 from Brooksville, Bracken County, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 6, 1980
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Lt. Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Strawberry birthmark on back
    of neck.
  • Clothing: Purple sweater with two white stripes across the chest
    which extend down the sleeves, Levi's jeans and white Keds sneakers.
  • Jewelry: "Winnie The Pooh" watch and four gold rings on right
    hand, one of which has a sapphire and diamond heart.
  • Case Number: 6C972364

  • Details of Disappearance
    Fraysure was last seen between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. at the Video-N-Tan in Brooksville, Kentucky on October 21, 1997. Fraysure had been in Brooksville visiting with friends and was last seen around 9 p.m., driving her black, 1988 Pontiac Bonneville in town.

    Her 1988 four-door black Pontiac Bonneville SSE was discovered unlocked and abandoned off of Fronk Road between bales of hay in a field off of Fronks Lane the day after her disappearance. The vehicle was located approximately one mile from the Video-N-Tan. Her purse, wallet, checkbook and money were inside the car, but there was no sign of her at the scene. Fraysure's car keys were missing for some time afterwards, but were discovered near the vehicle's location under leaves.

    Fraysure was a senior at Bracken County High school who worked part-time at an area pizza restaurant and planned to attend college when she graduated.

    A person of interest in 1997 was Shane M. Simcox, who was seen riding in the car with Fraysure on October 21, and lawyered up after police questioned him about her disappearance. In media interviews done after the disappearance, Simcox denied any involvement in the disappearance of Fraysure, who he called a friend.

    Fraysure had no inclination to run away from home, family members said at the time she disappeared. Several people with alleged information were polygraphed. Fraysure remains missing.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bracken County Sheriff's Office
    (606) 735-2700
    Kentucky State Police
    (800) 222-5555

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Polly Klaas Foundation
    America's Most Wanted
    The Ledger Independent