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Meade County Sheriff's Office gives update on Aebersold homicide investigation

Meade County Sheriff Phillip Wimpee gave the following update on the homicide investigation of Rhonda Aebersold:

Detectives are still serving numerous search warrants on properties, and cell phones, and conducting interviews regularly, about this investigation and continue to investigate the information received in those search warrants and interviews. The Sheriff’s Office has been working with the FBI, which has agreed to assist in the investigation. All investigatory-related items have been shared with the FBI, which have been sent to Washington DC for analysis. We are awaiting a response to the activities conducted and input from the FBI on additional items that need to be conducted. The Sheriff’s Office continues to pursue all available leads that arise from follow-through on this investigation.  

The Sheriff’s Office meets with the victim’s family regularly to provide them with updates as to the progress of the investigation. The Sheriff and Detectives are dedicated to determining the identity of the individuals involved in this heinous homicide of one of our community members. The investigation is an ongoing, ever-evolving process that changes daily. The public is asked to be patient and reminded that if they see something or hear something to say something. Call local law enforcement immediately and let them know what you know. 

The information on a suspect or suspects will not be released until charges have been filed. If there is anyone who has information about the case, please contact the Meade County Sheriff’s Office Detective @ 270-945-7895 or 270-945-1810. 

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to MCSO Hope Line @ 270-422-4673. Updates will be provided as information becomes available. 


The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Sheriff’s Office's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.

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