Homicide unit to investigate case of missing woman

Debbie Lucas (Source: Lucas family)
Debbie Lucas (Source: Lucas family)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Debbie Lucas disappeared a year ago yesterday and Louisville Metro Police still don't have any leads in their search for the mother of four and grandmother of one. Tuesday afternoon, police announced that the homicide unit is now investigating the case.

The last time anyone saw Lucas alive was near her home on M Street in the South Louisville neighborhood near Churchill Downs. Police say in the year Lucas has been missing, no one has heard from her. That as prompted LMPD to change the direction of the investigation.

"It's a very odd circumstance for her to become missing and be gone that long without making contact, said Lt. Barry Wilkerson, commander of the LMPD Homicide Unit. "We've had other cases where adults do leave but shortly thereafter make contact with family, but in this case it's been a year and so we believe it's necessary for the homicide unit to take over."

If you know where Lucas is or if you have any information that can help police, call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673). All calls to the Crime Tip Line are anonymous.

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