Oct. 24, 2012 —
At the time of Barker's disappearance, investigators were looking into the possibility of ties to the unsolved murder of Dillon “Nemo” Bryant, also of Olive Hill.
The crash site of Barker’s car was a few miles from where a farmer found the body of Bryant at the bottom of a farm pond in April 2011.
The 20-year-old was shot and killed before he was dumped into the pond, according to KSP detectives.
Bryant and Barker reportedly had ties, officials said at the time.
The Barker case is being handled by KSP Det. Ben Cramer. The Bryant case is under investigation by KSP Det. Toby Gardner of Post 8 in Morehead.
Leeann Akers can be reached at email@example.com or by telephone at 474-5101.