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May 6, 2014

Discovery of body leads to identification of missing woman

Details learned about suicide of Science Hill man, circumstances of mother's disappearance


Science Hill —

In what the sheriff’s office termed a “fateful decision,” Jon purchased a freezer and used it to hold his deceased mother’s remains from 2011 up until he was forced to move out of his home around Christmas of 2013, according to the sheriff’s office.
At that point, investigators believe, Jon was forced to clean out his residence and decided to take his mother’s remains to the Wayne County home he was preparing to rent.
With the very cold winter in the area, the remains likely stayed frozen until the spring of 2014, according to the sheriff’s department.
Details of this investigation have been shared with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Pulaski County. Since the person responsible for this heinous act is now deceased, no charges will be pursued.
There are still many unanswered questions in this investigation and detectives would like to speak with anyone who has had contact with Jon Whiteford over the last several months. Investigators would also like to speak with anyone who may have helped Whiteford clean out his home, or move any belongings from his home. 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 606-678-5145.
“The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our sympathy to the friends and family of Ms Faye Whiteford” said Sheriff Todd Wood. “Our thoughts and prayers are extended to them as they deal with the death of their loved one and the horrendous manner in which she was treated.”

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