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Recovered body may be linked to Harrison murder case

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By Becky Barnes

Sabrina Vaughn has been missing from Montgomery County since December 2003. Officials are waiting for confirmation that the body they unearthed last week in Powell County is that of Bass Webb’s former girlfriend.

According to Montgomery County Sheriff Fred Shortridge, his department has continued to investigate Vaughn’s  mysterious disappearance  since she left her family’s home before Christmas 2003.

“We got a break that led us to some people and they led us to the gravesite,” Shortridge said in a telephone interview on Tuesday.

He said his detective was in eastern Kentucky searching for dental records that could be the key to a quick identification of the remains that were buried in a shallow grave in an area well-known to those who ride 4-wheelers.

“What we know for sure, is that it was a female,” Shortridge said of the body that was buried just two feet underground.

For  more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.