A Pikeville woman is wanted in connection with the burning of a vehicle, inside of which investigators found human remains they now believe to be a Pikeville man missing since June.
At a press conference Monday, Pikeville Police and the Pike County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office released more information on the case of the disappearance of Wesley Hook, who went missing after having been last seen June 10. Officials said at the press conference that Krystle Williams, 33, of Julius Avenue, Pikeville, is wanted on a charge of second-degree arson in connection with the burning of the vehicle found in the Robinson Creek area on July 3 police have identified as belonging to Wesley Hook’s father. Officials have said human remains were found in the back seat of the car.
Officials said during the press conference those remains have been sent to the Kentucky State Police forensic lab in Frankfort for identification using dental records, and they anticipate identification to be made early this week. They also said during the conference they believe the remains are those of Wesley Hook, but no charges have been filed in relation to the person’s death pending identification.
Officials said two men with close knowledge of the case are currently in custody in Pike County. Eric Deleon, 33, of Nicholasville, and Enos Little, 46, of Lexington, are both lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. Pikeville Police spokesperson Officer Tony Conn said during Thursday’s press conference that Deleon gave statements indicating he was responsible for burning the vehicle with the humans remains inside. Little, officials said, was arrested on drug trafficking charges during the course of the investigation into Hook’s disappearance and he also gave information indicating an intimate knowledge of the case.
Conn said the case in Hook’s disappearance is still a “missing persons case,” but Assistant Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Smith said the case will be presented to a Pike County grand jury for consideration of homicide charges.
Anyone with information on Krystle Williams’ whereabouts is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency. She was believed to have been in Fayette County at the time of Monday’s press conference.