Louisville taxi driver killed, police looking for his car and killer

Published: Jul. 18, 2014 at 10:29 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2014 at 10:29 PM EDT
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Police are searching for Adam Gregg. (Source: Oldham County Police)
Police are searching for Adam Gregg. (Source: Oldham County Police)
Carolyn Davis (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Carolyn Davis (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Sgt. James Brown (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Sgt. James Brown (Source: WAVE 3 News)

GOSHEN, KY (WAVE) – Police said the man whose body was found in an Oldham County driveway late Thursday was that of a Louisville taxicab driver whose killer is still on the loose.

Adam Gregg, 34, went missing after picking up a fare outside the Red Roof Inn near the corner of Preston Highway and Grade Lane on Thursday afternoon, Oldham County Police Sgt. James Brown said.

A homeowner found Gregg's body hours later in her driveway off U.S. Highway 42 near Goshen.

"It was convenient, I guess, and off the road," said Carolyn Davis, when asked why someone would dump a body on her property.

Investigators were looking for Gregg's car: a silver, 2007 Chrysler Sebring that was unmarked but may have a "shuttle" sign on top. Gregg's killer may be using the vehicle, police said.

Gregg's family reported him missing after Gregg didn't pick up his wife from work Thursday.

Friday evening, Gregg's family and friends gathered at his home. A family friend said no one wanted to talk with a reporter.

Gregg and his father operated an independent taxi business, and his father's cab was parked outside Gregg's home Friday.

There are no surveillance cameras watching the front parking lot at the Red Roof Inn, a manager said. She said the man who got into Gregg's cab had just checked out of the hotel, but wouldn't provide his name.

Brown declined to specify Gregg's injuries, but said they were "consistent with a homicide." Murders are so rare in Oldham County that detectives called in the Louisville Metro Police crime scene unit to help gather and process evidence.

Davis said she didn't get close enough to Gregg's body to see his face before she called police.

Gregg has a criminal record that includes drug charges, domestic violence orders and several traffic citations dated from 2005 to 2013.

His car had the Kentucky license plate number 974 RBB, police said.

Investigators said anyone who sees the vehicle should not approach it and should immediately call Oldham County Police at (502) 222-1300.

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