The Disappearance of Heather Teague

A man watching through a telescope witnessed a young woman get abducted while sunbathing on the beach.

Jennifer Baldwin


Ohio River (Source: Wiki Commons)

Spending a day on the river should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. People often go to the water to get away from it all and be stress-free for a while. They frequently feel it's a safe place to be, but that isn't always the case.

Heather Teague

Heather Teague was a 23-year-old woman from Spotsville, Kentucky. She enjoyed spending time out by the water by herself. On August 26, 1995, she went sunbathing at Newburgh Beach on the Ohio River in Henderson County, Kentucky.


While Heather was relaxing on the beach, she was being watched unbeknownst to her. A man on the other side of the Ohio River happened to be viewing her through a telescope. While he likely thought he was getting an eyeful of a beautiful woman on the beach, he was about to witness an event far more unexpected.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., the witness observed a Caucasian man come up behind Heather on the beach and grab her by the hair. The man then dragged Heather into the woods by gunpoint. The witness couldn't believe his eyes and immediately called the police.

The Investigation

When the police arrived on the scene that afternoon, they searched the area. They found part of Heather's swimsuit, as well as other undisclosed evidence they felt may be valuable in her case. However, none of it lead to her whereabouts.

When the witness who viewed Heather's kidnapping was interviewed, he was able to give a good description of her abductor. The onlooker noticed the abductor was six feet tall and weighed about 220 pounds. He had brown hair and a brown beard but may have been wearing a wig. The kidnapper was wearing a pair of jeans without a shirt and a mosquito net over his face. The witness also noticed a red and white Ford Bronco was parked beside Heather's car by the beach.


During a routine traffic stop, the police pulled over Marvin Kay "Marty" Dill, a resident of Henderson County, Kentucky. The police noticed Marty's Ford



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