A Pikeville woman wanted on a felony arson charge related to a missing persons case has surrendered to Fayette County police.
Pikeville Police spokesperson Tony Conn tells Mountain Top News that Krystal Williams, 33, of Julius Avenue, Pikeville, turned herself in to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. Williams is wanted on a charge of second-degree arson in Pike County for her role in burning a vehicle identified as belonging to the father of Wesley Hook, who has been missing since June.
Police found human remains in the back seat of the vehicle and are awaiting positive identification of those remains. They believe, however, they are those of Wesley Hook, according to statements made at a press conference Monday. Officials said they believe Hook was killed at the Alpike Motel in Floyd County before his father’s vehicle was driven to the Robinson Creek community and burned using gasoline as an accelerant.
The vehicle was found July 3 by Pikeville Police.
Conn said Pike County Sheriff’s Office personnel will extradite Williams to Pike County on Thursday.
Assistant Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Smith said Monday the case over Wesley Hook’s disappearance will be submitted to a Pike grand jury for consideration of homicide charges against Williams, her fiancee, Eric DeLeon, 33, of Nicholasville, and Enos Little, 46, of Lexington. Click here for more information from Monday’s press conference.