Ohio rescue inspires local law enforcement


Reporter - Lauren Adams
Photojournalist - David Dycus

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - On Tuesday, Chief Deputy Davant Ramage with the Graves County Sheriff Department pulled out a worn binder.

He is taking another look at a missing persons case, one that has haunted him for nearly a decade.

"I caught myself a few times- thought I might have seen her," Ramage admitted of Sandy Travis.

But Travis has never surfaced. She disappeared from her Graves County home during the summer of 2005, seemingly without a trace.

Over the years, the calls have slowed and the case has grown cold. But after hearing of three Ohio women, found alive and freed after 10 years in captivity, Ramage says he is inspired.

"It helps us, encourages us that some of the cases that are cold could possibly be saved in the near future."

He called the story "amazing" and said it goes to show, "These cases don't have expiration dates on them."

Sandy Travis was married at the time of her disappearance. Her husband told investigators she died in Illinois and later said she ran off with a truck driver. For a time, the investigation centered on Bobby Travis.